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					                Sunday School
               High Attendance
                 Promotions

        Using High Attendance Days and
          Events to Build Your Sunday
                School Program
                                       -Thomas J. Cook 1997

January 1997        High Attedance Ideas                      1
          The Jersey Baptist
               Church
               Some Background

          John A. Hays, Pastor
     Phil Duncan, Associate Pastor
      Jeff Hiett, Associate Pastor
 Thomas J. Cook, Bible Teaching Director


January 1997      High Attedance Ideas   2
      Results of High
  Attendance Promotions
 Reach  More People
 Reach Uninvolved Members and
  Unreached Prospects
 Increase Excitement and Enthusiasm
 Model Good Sunday School Work
 Focus Class Members on Outreach
 Prove the Possibilities


January 1997   High Attedance Ideas    3
         Potential Problems
 Major on Ongoing Sunday School
  Program
 Match Your Church’s Personality
 Magnify People, not the Goal
 Manage the Motivation
 Plan for Success
 Don’t Escalate to Extravagance
 Follow Through!
January 1997   High Attedance Ideas   4
                A Case Study:
               Family Feud ‘94
                               Jersey Baptist Church
                                              versus
                                      Whitehall Baptist
                                          Church

                                          August, 1994




January 1997       High Attedance Ideas                   5
       Family Feud Results
                   Whitehall Baptist Church
        250


        200


        150
                                                     Attendance
        100
                                                     Base

         50


          0
               1      2             3            4

                          Sunday


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       Family Feud Results
                   The Jersey Baptist Church
       600


       500


       400
                                                       Attendanc
       300                                             e
                                                       Base
       200


       100


        0
               1        2                3         4

                             Sunday

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 Elements of Promotions
 Commitment
 Goals
 Celebration
 Communication




January 1997    High Attedance Ideas   8
                 Commitment
 Leadership
     – The Pastor is the Key
     – Sunday School Council Leads :Planning
     – Sunday School Worker Support is Critical
 Involvement
 Class        and Individual Participation



January 1997           High Attedance Ideas       9
               Goals
 Ownership
 Bottom-Up Goal Setting
 Based on Good Data
 S.M.A.R.T




January 1997   High Attedance Ideas   10
               Celebration
 Recognition
 Class and Individual Level
 Awards?
 Give God the Glory!




January 1997     High Attedance Ideas   11
               Communications
 The Single Most Important Element in
  Success
 Publicity
 Promotion
 Keep Up the Excitement!




January 1997       High Attedance Ideas   12
       Summer Promotions
 1996: Summer Olympics
 1995: Fabulous Fifties
 1994: Family Feud
 1993: World Series
 1992: (Building Program)
 1991: Blue and Gray



January 1997   High Attedance Ideas   13
               High Attendance
                   Sundays
 Time  Change Sunday (End of October)
 First Sunday in March
 Don’t Overdo!




January 1997        High Attedance Ideas   14
               Fall HAS
 Buildon Natural High for Time Change
  Sunday
 Get New Year Off to Right Start
 Every Class Sets an Attendance Goal
 Focus on Membership Contacts
 Encourage Classes to Contact Every
  Member

January 1997    High Attedance Ideas     15
               Spring HAS
 Lay Foundation for Easter Growth
  Season
 Focus on Prospect Contacts
 Spring/Easter Theme
 Involve Class Members in Contacts
 Set Goal or “Meet Previous Record”



January 1997     High Attedance Ideas   16
                   Friend Day
 Elmer  Townes Package
 Idea: Every SS Member Invites a Friend
 Leadership Models Commitments
     –   Pastor
     –   SS Director, Deacons
     –   Sunday School Teachers
     –   Members

 Ask  for Signed Commitment to “Be My
   Friend”
January 1997              High Attedance Ideas   17
               Other Ideas
 Tel-A-Body
 ProViCan
 Super  Summer in Sunday School
 Red and Blue Campaign
 Picture Sunday
 Banana Sunday (Be One of the Bunch)
 Marvelous May Marathon
 Summer Fishing Contest
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