Thanks for stopping by the blog. My name is Ken Braddy and I believe in the ministry of Sunday school and other kinds of small groups that help people build community, study the Bible, and experience spiritual transformation.
I created my blog to share my leadership and experience with you. It doesn’t matter when or where your group meets, or what you call your groups ministry – this blog exists to serve you. I post as frequently as I can, with the goal being a minimum of 3 times per week.
My Groups Background
I provided leadership as the Education Pastor at a new church startup in Texas. That church began with 44 people in Bible study on launch Sunday. I had the privilege of leading the groups ministries and guiding it to grow to over 2,400 members during my 10 years there. I served another church for 8 years in the same kind of ministry before joining the leadership team at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN., in March 2010.
My wife and I have led many kinds of groups over the years. We’ve taught 4, 6, 8, and 12-week studies at our church and in our home. When I was on church staff, there was a time when the discipleship ministry for which I provided oversight had 500+ men, women, students, and children in small groups each week.
My Present Teaching/Leading Role
My wife and I recently began a new Sunday School class (LIFE Group) at our church. Our group launched with just 3 people committed to come, and my wife and I were 2/3 of that crowd! Today, our group has a weekly attendance of 15-16 people. I am “practicing what I preach” and I’m “in the trenches” with other group leaders every week.
My Day Job
I serve as the Manager of Adult Ongoing Bible Studies at LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, TN. I guide the work of the editorial teams that create all of the ongoing Bible studies that LifeWay produces for adults. Bible Studies For Life, Explore The Bible, MasterWork, The Gospel Project, YOU, and other curriculum options are under my leadership. Through my ministry at LifeWay, and the hard work of the men and women on my team, we have the privilege of serving the Bible study needs of approximately 2.5-3 million adults each week. I also travel and train on the topics of Sunday school, groups, and general church leadership.
I have co-authored a book on groups (3 Roles for Guiding Groups and Teacher: Creating Conversational Community) and contributed chapters to other books on Sunday school, small groups, and leadership. I have written numerous leadership articles for all of LifeWay’s major lines of Bible study curriculum. In addition, I have crafted articles for Sunday School Leader Magazine, Facts & Trends Magazine, Deacon Magazine, Open Windows devotional, and Stand Firm devotional for men.
My Education Background
UT Arlington – BBA
Southwestern Seminary – Master of Arts in Christian Education
Midwestern Seminary – DEdMin (anticipated graduation: Spring 2018)
Workshops & Training
I have led hundreds of workshops and conferences around the country. I speak to groups of pastors, church staff, and leaders of Bible study groups. If your group leaders are in need of encouragement and training, I’d love to visit with you about coming to your location.
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