Sunday School continues to prove itself as an effective tool for reaching people for Christ and for teaching people His word.This time-proven fact compels the Church Growth Team to make Sunday School a primary focus. We partner with
– Associations
– Churches
– Church Leaders, and
– LifeWay Church Resources
to offer a variety of training opportunities and materials to train and equip Sunday School Teachers to be the best they can be.
The staff of the Church Growth Team can tailor a training event for the needs your church has in its Bible teaching ministry. Well-trained and experienced volunteers from around the state as well as LifeWay consultants and BCNY team members join together in helping train, encourage and inspire your Bible Study Leaders. Contact Steve Sallis at 315-380-0458 or EMAIL


There are many ways in which BCNY’s Church Growth team can partner with your pastor and leaders for a Sunday School consultation. While a few examples are listed below, the team will work with your leaders to develop the most effective format for your church.

Church Growth team member(s) will attend your Sunday School and worship service, observe each group in action then meet with leaders to discuss their findings.
Over a four-week period, Church Growth team member(s) will attend your Sunday School and worship service, observing a specific age division (preschool/children/youth/adult) each week. The consultant will meet with the age-group leaders they observed that Sunday.
A Church Growth consultant will attend and observe your Sunday School and worship service one Sunday per month for six months. Each Sunday he is there, the consultant will meet with all Sunday School leaders for planning, evaluation and training.

During a pre-consultation observation and evaluation of your Sunday School, a Church Growth team member will concern himself with a variety of issues such as:
– Safety and security;
– Starting and ending times;
– Arrival times of leaders;
– Teacher preparation;
– Building readiness;
– First impressions;
– Greeters and greetings;
– Parking Lot/Outdoor issues; and Any specific issue requested.