Dear Pastors and Congregation of Albion Church of the Nazarene:
One of my goals when I was first elected as Sunday School Superintendent was to give the Children’s and Teen’s Teachers a break during the summer. This past year we were able to achieve this for the Children’s classrooms and many of the regular Sunday School Teachers were excited to receive the break and get fed by attending an Adult Sunday School Class.
When I first became Sunday School Superintendent I did it because there was a need, not necessarily because I wanted something else to do, but what I found out was that I loved it and loved working with the great SDMI Boards over the years to plan and organized just not Sunday School but many fun and Christ filled activities. Many activities were a think “outside of the box” mentality and not always about how we can have fun but how we can reach people of all ages and share the love of Jesus.
This year the Church Board went through “Passages” a Discipleship study and we were encouraged as Board Members to find some individuals to do the study with. This has taken me past my personal comfort zone as adults scare me. Put me a classroom with 20 Teens and I am comfortable, but three Adult men was more than I thought was possible. God has been there through out our time of studying God’s word and praying together. He has taken me outside my comfort zone and gave me a love for fellowshipping with other men. Us meeting together has taken us from studying together to wanting more Men’s Fellowship. I have for years been wanting to see a Men’s Ministry started at Albion. Our group of four men have been talking and we are seeking and praying about a Men’s Retreat this fall. If you want to dig deeper into God’s word and fellowship with other Men let me know and we would love for you to join us.
With Connie having accepted the call to be a long-term Pulpit Supply Pastor for the Meadville Church of the Nazarene I decided not to have my name on the ballot for Sunday School Superintendent. I decided this after seeking God’s will through prayer. While this will be my last report as Sunday School Superintendent it will not be without many fond memories of what seemed to be short meeting agendas that took much longer as the ideas and creativity was flowing with new ways to seek lost souls.
I thank you for the confidence that you have bestowed upon me for these last several years as Sunday School Superintendent and I pray that whoever is the next Sunday School Superintendent that you will show them the same support that you have given me.
God Bless and if you haven’t attended a Sunday School lately, what are you waiting for?