Hello! My name is Ken Braddy and I believe in God’s ability to bring about spiritual transformation in the lives of people through the study of His Word. Sunday School and small group Bible studies are the perfect places for believers to grow together in community.
I began this free blog in 2011 to encourage and equip pastors, church staff, and group leaders. I do not earn income from it, and I use it as a means to help churches have stronger ministries through groups by communicating principles that work in churches of all sizes. There are over 1100 articles in the archives, and you can use the search feature in the sidebar to quickly find help with topics that are of interest to you.
I currently serve as the Director of Sunday School & Network Partnerships for Lifeway Christian Resources. From 2010 through 2021 I was the managing director of adult ongoing Bible studies such as Bible Studies For Life, Explore The Bible, MasterWork, The Gospel Project, YOU, and more. Through my work at Lifeway, and the hard work of the men and women on our team, we served the Bible study needs of approximately 3 million adults each week.
In my current role as Director of Sunday School, I write books, blog posts, and articles, plus I travel and train on the topics of Sunday school, small groups, and church leadership many times each year.
I have co-authored numerous books on Sunday School/groups ministry and contributed chapters to other books on Sunday school, small groups, and leadership. You can view my books here.
I am a recurring author on Facts & Trends and Lifeway Voices. I have written dozens of leadership articles for all of Lifeway’s major lines of Bible study curriculum. In addition, I have crafted customized articles for Sunday School Leader Magazine, Deacon Magazine, Open Windows devotional, and Stand Firm devotional for men. I also have also created Bible studies at smallgroup.com, and I authored a six-session Bible study series in Bible Studies for Life in the summer of 2017 that reached 1.2M adults.
I provided leadership as the Groups Pastor at a new church startup in Texas back in 1992. The church began with 44 people in Bible study on launch Sunday. 10 years later it had grown to over 2,400+ members.
I served my second church for 8 years before moving to Nashville. It was a 50 year-old church whose Sunday School had experienced decline. While there, the Sunday School was reorganized, training was implemented, new groups were started, and the Sunday School began to grow again.
Since moving to Nashville in 2010, I have served on several church staffs in a part-time groups pastor or consultant role. Working with one church and its pastor, we started new groups, begin a new member’s class, and started a second hour of Sunday School. That church became the fastest-growing Sunday School in Tennessee by percentage growth prior to COVID-19.
My wife and I have started 2 Sunday School groups recently, and we have taught 4, 6, 8, and 12-week studies. Currently I am a group leader at my church.