Bulletin Insert: 10 Reasons To Bring Your Child To Sunday School

Sunday School Attendance 10 ReasonsWhat follows is a bulletin insert I created for my church. I wanted to write out some benefits of Sunday School attendance as an encouragement for families. I kept the list simple so it would print on a half sheet of paper.

Directions: Simply click on the preview image to download this file as a printer friendly PDF. I’ve also upload it as a Word document if you would like to tweak it for your own church. Here is are alternate Black & White versions (PDFWord).

Here is the full text of the flyer. I’ve love to hear your feedback, just leave a comment below.


While sleeping late can be nice, have you considered the benefits of Sunday School attendance for your child. Here are 10 reasons to make it a priority in your family.

1. Age Targeted Teaching: Where else can your kids get Biblical instruction that’s focused toward their developmental abilities?

2. Friends: In Sunday School, your child will build positive friendships with their peers by discovering God’s Word together.

3. It’s Fun: Sunday School is not Disney Land, but our teachers do work hard to teach the Bible in ways that are relevant and fun for kids.

4. Spiritual Mentors: A dedicated teacher can be a Christian role model who supports you and helps inspire the faith of your child.

5. Systematic Bible Learning: Our curriculum is designed to give a broad foundation, so children will understand how all the parts of Scripture point to Christ.

6. Praying Teachers: Our teachers consistently pray for your child’s faith to grow. Coming to Sunday School gives another occasion for God to answer those requests.

7. Big Reward For a Small Investment: If you’re already coming to church, just come a little earlier. That one change will equal over 800 hours of additional Christian teaching before your child graduates.

8. Send the Right Message: Making Sunday School a priority shows your kids that God’s Word really does matter more than pillow-time.

9. Adult Bible Fellowship: While the children enjoy their class, you can fellowship with other adults in your own Bible study group.

10. You’ll Be On Time: Families who come to Sunday School always get to worship on time. It’s the easiest way to avoid being late.


Comments

  1. says

    I too am interested in a Spanish version of this, we have a Hispanic congregation that is a part of of our church. They would love this.

  2. Precilla says

    I desire to become a Sunday School Teacher in my church. Your website chocked full with God sent ideas and encouragement will make teaching simple for me and fun and faith building for the children. At this time we haven’t any children in the church
    but I desire to recruit the community and congregation.

  3. Janet Fishercalllis says

    Finished a bulletin insert for my church just now to include in today’s bulletin as it is Scout Sunday. We are a small church in Prince George County, VA and are trying to increase our Sunday School & Church attendance. God Bless You for having this “user friendly” info on this website ! Sincerely, Janet

  4. Elena Hipolito says

    This come in handy and I will try to include as an insert to our bulletin this coming Sunday.
    I beleive this is an encouragement.
    God is glorified for your continued passion for this ministry.
    God Bless

  5. Sheryl Calhoun says

    Love it – thanks for the idea!!! I am new at my job and always looking for ways to tell our congregation about Sunday School!

  6. Dale Smith says

    Thanks SO MUCH for the Big 10 helps!
    Plan to use it as a bulletin insert this Sunday with High Attendance just around the corner in October.
    Great timing! I, very much, appreciate the insights I gain from your website.
    Don’t change a thing!
    May God bless your ministry to us and to the world.
    In His Service,
    Dale Smith
    3/4 grades Sunday School teacher

  7. says

    I love this printout and will be using it (with a few tweaks) here in the next couple of weeks but you know what I think would be great? 10 Reasons to teach Sunday school. I will try and tweak it for that reason too!

  8. says

    Thanks for providing a word copy. I love the reasons but we have some of the teaching hour during our worship time (2s through Kinder) and then Elementary has their teaching time AFTER worship when the rest of the church has traditional “Sunday School”.
    So the word format will allow me to tweak without having to re-create a list that works for our church schedule.
    Thanks again for all your support through your website. It has been a blessing to me.

  9. David says

    Was just telling our board how we need to make a strong push for Sunday School in the fall. It’s awesome that we now have something to put in the bulletin!!! Awesome!

  10. Chonda White says

    I thank you for this insert. I am new to the position of Children’s Ministry and I am in need of resources. Fortunately, this came in time for our Council of Ministries meeting this evening.

  11. says

    great job! Thanks! I’m going to reprint with credit to you on my blog if that’s ok? Most of my parents get their information from me there and on Facebook.

  12. Susan Nikolaus says

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That’s what I’ve wanted to say for years!

  13. Irene says

    Irene Doyle

    This is great, we’re have Council meeting Saturday, I will be offering these
    suggestions to our Council. We need to revive our Sunday School Department, thereby increasing attendance. Our attendance is very low. Thanks for sharring.

  14. yulma says

    Thank you, This 10 reasons to bring your child to sunday school is very nice and is going to be of alot of help for my church. One question do you have this in Spanish, my church is bilingual & it would be of alot of help. Thank you and GOD Bless YOU..

  15. Joyce Baer says

    I do the church bulletin’s and monthly calendar for our church. I have wanted to make inserts such as these, but you have taken the words out of my, so to speak, and made my work easy. Thank you very much!

  16. says

    Tony,
    Our church is doing WHY CHURCH? sermon series. And this article fit really well into our theme. Thank you for putting them together in a light, practical, and encouraging way for parents to realize how important it is! Keep writing brother!

  17. Donnett Gullin says

    I realy love the article. thanks for such a timely noting i am going those truths with my sunday school teachers and pastor so we all can continued to win souls for christ

  18. Carolyn Tickle says

    Thanks for the 10 reasons to bring your child to sunday school .
    I spend time in getting ready for my class and have from 0 to 3 to come
    I would love to help boost our attendance, and help children be lead to
    Christ.

  19. Susan Robinson says

    I have one or two children in my class that are brought consistantly to SS late. We can’t wait for these children to get there to begin SS. As you know, every minute is vital and we begin our intro activity at 9:00 a.m. One or two are there at 9:00. The rest of the children come in by 9:10 or 9:15. One child comes in at 9:25 and therefore misses the intro and part of the lesson. I send emails out to the parents each week keeping them up to date on what we are learning and at the beginning of the new SS year I emphasized that SS begins at 9:00 A.M. and that we begin teaching at 9:00 A.M. How to I convince these parents to get their children there on time without nagging? I think one of the problems is that their parents have breakfast in their adult class at the beginning of SS and “don’t” start the lesson until 9:15 or so.

    What suggestions do any of you have? Of course, I don’t want to offend the parents in any way.

  20. Rev. Enock Z. Okonji says

    I am happy to read about the 10 reasons why we shouild bring our kids to Sunday school. Thank you. Rev. Enock Z. Okonji

  21. says

    Here are the changes some churches are using to better fit their situation:

    9. Free Snacks : Each week we provide gold fish crackers and apple juice. We feed them; body and soul.

    10. Free Music & Drama Lessons: Each Sunday, the kids will spend time learning traditional Christian Hymns. In November and December, they will prepare a Christmas Pageant.

  22. says

    Michelle,
    I just had one of those duh moments. The right hours is 832 (16 years x 52 weeks x 1 hour per week). Some churches don’t really teach the little ones, so I wanted to keep that a broad number.

    You can get the doc file linked above in the post.

    Thanks for the encouragement.

  23. Michelle Bailey says

    Tony,

    Love this idea and it’s very practical. I’m wondering about the calculation of the 6,000 hours. Also, this is a PDF, and chance you could post a .doc we could customize.

    Blessings.

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