October 9, 2018
The national average Sunday school report has just recently been released and quite frankly it does not look well. The continuing trend seems to be downward, as the national average Sunday school attendance across Baptist churches went from 105 in 1960 to just 94. The good news is that our numbers are still well above average at 139 but are still nowhere near where we would like it. Overall, from last year, our Sunday school attendance has grown. I am excited to say that most of this growth has come from our younger group, specifically 18 years old and younger. This year, our average of 18 and under Sunday school attendance makes up a whopping 32% of our overall attendance. While at first glance this number does not really jump off the page, but when you consider the national average to be just above 10%, then it looks amazing. Our students 6th-12th grade has almost doubled this year, while below the 6th grade has really made an impact. Chris has done a super job of putting together a program that works. While 6th-12th grade makes up roughly 10%, our children have really jumped up to 22%, this is amazing. If one was to remove the typical summer “slump” numbers from this equation, you can get an even greater overall impact, with that number raising up to near 40%. Congratulations to Chris and her hardworking group of volunteers, as well as all those responsible for growing our 6th-12th grade group. The even better news is that this age range is still trending up! I can not wait to see where God takes these ministries in the future, as I know He is doing an amazing work here at FBC!
Parents, please do not forget to get me your students Hot Hearts deposit on or before Sunday! No deposit will mean no ticket! Tickets will be purchased Monday morning the 15th.
Stay tuned for upcoming Student Ministry Activities
Sunday Morning Bible Study, 9:15 am
Wednesday Worship, 6:30 pm