Robert Bellah of the Department of Sociology at the University of California-Berkley was quoted in Involvement: Being a Responsible Christian in a Non-Christian Society, “The quality of a culture may be changed when 2 percent of its people have a new vision.”
If this is true, think about the power that 2% of your people could have in helping you change the culture of your Sunday School. In the average church you might find 150 people. 2% of that group is 3 people. What could take place if those 3 people partnered with you and used their individual spheres of influence to bring about positive change in your organization? Want to start regular training for your teachers? Then find 3 people to help you implement it and be advocates for it among their fellow teachers. Want your Sunday School to reach out to the community more frequently? Then find 3 people who share that dream, empower them, and celebrate their work corporately. Others will begin to catch the vision as they hear stories of lives being changed. I think you’re getting the picture. You don’t have to have a massive group of people in order to bring about change to your Sunday School. As one leader said to me, “Go with those who’ll go with you, and others will follow.” Even though 98% of the people might not initially follow your new vision, find the 2% that will, thank God for them, and get going…change your Sunday School’s culture.
Fill in the blanks, “If I had 2% of the people following my vision for ____________, then I could see us becoming or doing __________________”. Ask the Lord to give you that 2% so that you can make a kingdom difference through your Sunday School.