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Sunday School Essentials with Ken Braddy

October 16, 2023 • 1:00 pm - October 17, 2023 • 4:30 pm

A FREE two-day event that equips participants to revitalize their Bible study ministries
October 16-17, 2023
October 16-17, 2023


SBC of Virginia Ministry Support Center
SBC of Virginia Ministry Support Center

4956 Dominion Boulevard, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Sunday School Essentials Promo | SBCV
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No matter what a church calls its Bible teaching ministry, the Sunday School Essentials Conference will help attendees revitalize their church’s most important ministry. The Essentials conference is a FREE 2-day conference experience for persons who lead their church’s Bible teaching ministry (lead pastor, discipleship pastor, Minister of Education, Sunday School director). It is especially helpful for leaders who have been in that role less than three years. 

Lifeway covers the cost of meals, conference materials, and snacks. Attendees also receive a Pastor’s CSB Bible, plus books related to group ministry. The conference begins at 1:00 PM on day one, and concludes at 4:30 PM on day two. 

Ken Braddy, Lifeway’s Director of Sunday School, leads this fast-paced training event. Ken is a published author, blogger, trainer, practitioner, group leader, and Sunday School expert. Attendees are responsible for their travel to and from the event, and for booking their hotel room for one night, if needed. There is no cost to register for this conference. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot. 

Topics Include:
  • A Biblical Basis for Groups
  • The Purpose & Definition of Sunday School 
  • Discovering a 5-Step Plan for Growing Your Sunday School 
  • A Process for Discipleship at Your Church 
  • Best Practices for Enlisting & Training Leaders 
  • Starting New Groups 
  • Creating Your Post-Conference Next-steps Plan 


Ken Braddy

Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources

Ken Braddy is the Director of Sunday School for Lifeway Christian Resources and author of Breakthrough: Creating a New Scorecard for Group Ministry Success. Braddy manages the work of the editorial teams that create all of the ongoing Bible studies that Lifeway produces for adults, such as Bible Studies For Life, Explore The Bible, MasterWork, The Gospel Project, YOU, and more. Through Ken’s work at Lifeway, and the hard work of the men and women on his team, he has the privilege of serving the Bible study needs of approximately 2.5-3 million adults each week.

Conference Schedule

Monday, October 16

12:30 PM • Registration Opens
1:00 PM •  Welcome / Introductions
1:45 PM • Session 1:  Discovering a Biblical Basis for Groups
2:00 PM • Session 2:  Defining the Purpose of Sunday School
3:00 PM • Break
3:15 PM • Session 3:  Learning the 8 Signposts of Discipleship
4:15 PM • Session 4:  Mapping a Process for Making Disciples
5:15 PM • Debrief
5:30 PM • Dismiss to Dinner
6:00 PM • Dinner as a Group

Tuesday, October 17

6:30-8:00 AM • Breakfast at Hotel
8:30 AM • Devotional
8:45 AM • Session 5:  Discovering Arthur Flake’s Formula for Growing the Church
9:45 AM • Session 6: Identifying Best Practices for Enlisting Workers
10:45 AM • Break
11:00 AM • Session 7: Training your Workers
12:00 PM • Lunch
12:45 PM • Session 8: Developing your Curriculum Strategy
1:45 PM • Session 9: Starting New Groups
2:45 PM • Break
3:00 PM • Session 10: Creating my Next Steps Plan
4:00 PM • Debrief
4:30 PM • Pray / Dismiss / Head Home

Reserve your spot today!

Register by phone 800.254.2022
Register online

Staff Contacts

Steve BradshawSteve Bradshaw

Director of Evangelism & Ministry Resources


Rachel Clark

Ministry Resources Event Coordinator


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