Ministering during crisis

Hello Sunday School Teachers at KFBC:

By now, you are likely aware that we have cancelled all gatherings at church through the end of the month of March, including worship and Sunday School on Sunday mornings.  We have not made this decision lightly, of course.  Personally, I see us setting a good example for how to cooperate during times of crisis.  And, as we know, Southern Baptists have defined what it means to be cooperative.


I want to suggest several ways you can continue to minister to your class until we meet again:

  1. PRAYER DRIVE.  If you are able to get out and about, consider prayer driving into the neighborhoods in which you and your members live.
  2. SOCIAL MEDIA.  At various times during this closure, we will post things to social media.  Check it often.  Pass the word to others you know who might not have a social media connection.
  3. HOME BOUND.  I’m sure all of us know people who are home bound.  You might even have some from your class who cannot get out.  Call them.  Check on them to make sure they are cared for.  Offer to run errands.
  4. FASTING.  If you are able, consider a time of private fasting and praying for your class members…  for your church and her leaders…  for your community…  for our nation.
  5. WORSHIP.  Our church will be live streaming worship on Sunday mornings at 10:45.  Encourage your class members to join us at that time on March 22 and March 29.
  6. SET GOALS.  When things are back to normal, have a plan in place with your class to celebrate and fellowship together.
  7. LESSON PREP.  I know that you will be behind on teaching, especially if you are in a unit study.  Review your curriculum now and decide how and what you will teach to your Sunday School class on April 5.
  8. READ!  Read not only your lesson but also our Bible Reading 2020 plan.  In the month of March, we’re in the Book of Acts and Paul’s Epistles.  Check the link for more information.
  9. COMMIT TO TEACH ANOTHER YEAR.  Yes, this is very important right now.  Your commitment to teach another year will provide a great sense of comfort to your class members.  I will be in touch soon regarding this, as I am every year at this time, so please begin to consider leading your class again.
  10. STAND FIRM.  Do not let down your guard.  Do not allow this distraction to sway your churchgoing.  Be a model of churchmanship or churchwomanship to your class members.  Praise the Lord and pass the ammo!  That would be His Word!

Standing firmly with you,

Don Hamlin
Associate Pastor/Education & Outreach
Kearney First Baptist Church