Traditional Sunday School Continues to Decline in America, but the Concept of It Isn't Declining - A Whittle Bit of Commentary 3/30/15

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With worship attendance in decline it should come as no surprise that Sunday school attendance is facing a big drop in attendance as well. USA Today reports that “from 2004 to 2010, Sunday school attendance dropped around 40% in Evangelical Lutheran churches, and 8% in Southern Baptists churches.” The article explained one problem is that families are busier now on Sundays than in the past with sporting and school related events. While that’s true, if religion is important to a family, they’ll find time to attend. I’m sure Sunday school is on the decline in some traditional dominations and churches, but in contemporary churches such as the one I attend, they have services for kids and have large children’s ministries. For adults, they have Bible studies during the week for various groups. So, I would say traditional Sunday school may be on the decline, but the concept of church members coming together to study the Bible is still very popular. I’m Chad Whittle on A Whittle Bit of Commentary

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/03/22/ozy-has-sun-set-on-sunday-school/25080073/

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Posted on March 28, 2015 .