RAYTOWN—The Kansas City area has been chosen as one of only three locations in the United States for TRANSFORM, an Aug. 20-21 LifeWay training event that promises to make a difference in Sunday School teachers and their teaching.
The event at First Baptist Church, Raytown, is designed to lead teachers to understand what it means to have a Sunday School class with a central focus on seeing lives transformed through the teaching and ministry of the class.
Teachers will be led to understand that teaching is more than just sharing information and that a teacher uses all of his or her relationships with class members and others to seek to teach. Emphasis will be given to the meaning of transformational teaching, how to teach with the goal of transformation, practical methods that can be put to use in teaching, understanding how those they teach learn, planning and preparing to teach, classroom dynamics, and other key issues.
The large group rally and general sessions will touch the hearts of teachers and motivate them to seek to teach for life change. The focus conferences will concentrate on the specific segment of an age group a teacher teaches.
The event will start at 1 p.m. Aug. 20 and end the next day at 12:30 p.m. Ed Stetzer, president of LifeWay Research and LifeWay’s missiologist in residence, will be the featured guest. Stetzer is an author who writes frequently on missional matters.
“I am sure that you have the same strong desire as I do to see our Missouri Sunday School classes becoming places where lives are being genuinely transformed through the teaching and ministry of the class,” said Mark Donnell, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Sunday School specialist. “TRANSFORM can help that happen. What a unique opportunity we have to host this special event right in our own backyard. I encourage all Missouri Sunday School leaders to attend.”
There is a $50 per person registration fee for the event.
More information about TRANSFORM including a detailed schedule of conferences and leaders and how to register for the event can be found on the LifeWay website at http://www.lifeway.com/event/?id=360 or by calling 1-800-254-2022. You will also find a link to this website on the MBC Sunday School website at www.mobaptist.org/sunday_school.
If you have any questions, call Mark Donnell, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Sunday School specialist at 800-736-6227, ext. 413, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another resource for information is Wayne Poling, LifeWay senior lead Sunday School specialist at 615-251-2685.