In most cases their responses should also provide some suggestions of what you can do to bridge that gap. Arrange to visit other sites to see how they ride dead horses. By contrast, only 16 percent were still active if they did not become active in Sunday school immediately after becoming a believer. Often, however, those types of questionnaires are taken with little real thought and often less useful information. A Sunday school teacher works hard at preparing and delivering a lesson and wants the class to grow; however, no guests are present. It is not hard to figure out that as more people are trained and challenged to share their faith, more people trust Christ as their Savior. The survey questioned people who had received Christ as Savior five years earlier.
Thirty parishioners attended a Christian Education meeting on March 4, led by Stefani Carroll. Further research has revealed that participation in Sunday school makes a dramatic difference in the assimilation of a new believer. Simply tailor the questions to the age you teach and your particular situation. Please note: You are permitted to copy and use these questions to measure the effectiveness of your Sunday School ministry. This feedback will help you shape the program for next year and it may also help your teachers consider their role in the future.
We have been enjoying this process and we are at a stage in the process where we could use your help. Here is an easy tool you can use to give voice to your leader's joys and concerns! If you don't have a SurveyMonkey account you can sign up for a free to create simple surveys for your team. Sample Surveys The following links lead to Adobe Acrobat which illustrate several types of survey forms I have used in recent years. Whether you attend Sunday School or not, please complete this survey and return it on or before April 15th, 2012. We must be aware of our strengths as well as our weaknesses, and plan to take advantage of the first and compensate for and develop the second.
The times offered are not good for us. We prefer the mid-week children's program. Thank you very much for participating in this survey. Some leaders have had the same experience and do not have any other context from which to draw their conclusions. Trust God to guide students in honestly responding. Have you found end of the season evaluations to be helpful? Harness several dead horses together for increased speed. Appoint a committee to study the dead horse.
Provide training to teach people how to ride dead horses. The questions are close enough that it should help you see if there is a gap between what teachers think is happening and feedback from student realities. The content, teacher or structure changed please explain below. We have created this short anonymous survey that we believe will help us gather some helpful information that will facilitate our discovery process. If not, you need to determine steps you can take to: 1 make sure your purpose is what it should be, 2 better communicate why you have a Sunday School, and 3 train leaders, teachers, and other Sunday School workers to better work toward that purpose. A copy of the survey form is available here:. Ask for wisdom in drafting the specific questions you should use.
This simple questionnaire, adapted from the one in Sunday School That Really Works by Jessie Schut, asks teachers to write a few words about their connection with the kids, the things they liked and didn't like about the curriculum, the space they met in, and what was most meaningful for them about teaching. As in all you do, make sure this whole process of evaluating your Sunday School is embedded in prayer. We do not have a tool developed to collate the results. However, churches often find themselves trying other strategies. God Bless you all as you work to advance the Kingdom of God. Improvements could be made immediately or turned into long-term goals. Last Updated July 11, 2000 Evaluation is an important tool in continually improving the work of the Sunday School.
I am now looking for an evaluating tool to collate the questionnaire results. We certainly found the formerly unchurched to have an enthusiastic view of small groups, particularly Sunday school …. Here at Trinity we seek to partner with families striving to raise their children as Christians. You might not be able to act on every idea but you should at least prayerfully consider what you can do differently as a result of what was shared. You may coordinate the program, but unless you're in the classroom each week it's hard to know exactly how things are going.
There is no adult class occurring at the same time that I want to attend. Have you ever done a survey of kids or parents to get their feedback on your Sunday school program?. The questions in this tool require people to think and respond with more personalized detail. Some leaders have never been taught the principles of Sunday school growth. Home to , Webmaster Updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2000. Your kids love it and keep telling you to take them. The way I would suggest you collate the results would be to list all the responses under each question.