Brand New From The Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association…

Would Your Church Be Willing To Host A FREE Teacher Training Workshop For Your Community?

Introducing A Brand New Local Workshop Training Event…

“A Training Workshop For All Teachers In The Church And Sunday School To Help Them Bring About Real Changes In The Lives Of Each Of Their Students!”

This is a two-hour workshop that is intended to be held as a community event right in local host churches! The workshop is designed for presentation on a weekday evening. The workshop is being presented without a registration cost, but donations to help cover the expenses of the evening will be appreciated.


“Teaching To Change Lives”

A recent survey found that almost half of the persons who attend Sunday school couldn’t remember what the lesson was about just two hours after the completion of the session. Why does this happen? Because the lessons that are being presented are not really affecting the students involved…they are not personal. And, the lessons are not producing real changes in the lives of the students involved.

A teacher’s job is to “teach” the lesson. But, teaching isn’t “teaching” until what occurs? Learning! And, what is learning? Learning is “change” …change in a person’s knowledge, understanding, thinking and actions or behavior. To be truly effective as a teacher, you need to be presenting lessons that produce genuine change in the lives of your students…whatever their age.

The “Teaching To Change Lives” workshop has been designed to help all teachers within the church and Sunday school learn how they can plan and present lessons that are more personal and relevant to the lives and needs of their students…lessons that will change lives!

Information in the workshop will include:
     -Why are you a teacher?
     -Responsibilities and rewards of being a teacher in the church.
     -Understanding the ways people of different ages learn.
     -What is involved in bringing about “change” in the lives of your students?
     -The importance of inviting students to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.
     -How to make every lesson “personal?”
     -Using modern methods and technologies in your teaching.
     -Steps to preparing a better lesson.
     -Encouraging students to get involved in witnessing and invitation.
     -Using “Active-Discovery Learning.”
     -The importance of “Active Application” of each lesson.
     -And, much more!

If you have additional questions about the “Teaching To Change Lives” workshop or the FREE workshop program, contact the P.S.S.S.A. office at 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303.

The Workshop Leader…

                                                                    Rodney L. Pry

Most of the “Teaching To Change Lives” FREE workshops will be presented by Rodney L. Pry, Executive Director of the PA State Sunday School Association.

Rod has served as Executive Director of the P.S.S.S.A. since 1998. Before that, he served as the Associate Director of the organization.

Prior to coming to the State Sunday School Association in 1990, Rod worked as a Director of Christian Education, a Director of Creativity for an advertising agency and, for more than 18 years, as a radio announcer.

Rod is an experienced workshop leader and has done extensive writing on subjects related to Sunday school and Sunday school growth.

Rod and his wife, Sally, have three grown children and live in Mifflintown, PA.

Here’s What You Need To Know About Hosting The
Workshop For Your Community At Your Church

-The workshop is two hours in length.
-The workshop is designed to be presented in local churches on a weekday evening.
-Suggested time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
-The workshop is FREE for all participants, but donations will be requested. (Note: the normal price for a similar workshop is $25.00 per person.)
-Workshops must be presented as community events, with teachers and workers from other churches to be invited.
-The workshop is designed for ALL teachers and Christian education workers in the church and Sunday school, no matter what age group they are teaching and no matter how long they have been teaching.
-Although the workshop is FREE, pre-registration is required so that we know how many people will be attending. The suggested deadline for registering is one week before the workshop date. This pre-registration must be handled by the local host church.
-A minimum of 15 registered participants is necessary for each workshop.
-Only one FREE “Teaching To Change Lives” workshop will be offered in each community. If more than one church volunteers to host the workshop, the “first-come-first-served” rule will apply.
-Each participant in the workshop will receive a set of worksheets that include additional information not presented in the workshop.
-All a local church needs to do to host one of the “Teaching To Change Lives” workshop is to provide a free location for the event and help promote the workshop within their church and community. If they wish, they may provide light refreshments, but this is not necessary.
-In most cases, the workshop leader for the “Teaching To Change Lives” event will be P.S.S.S.A. Executive Director, Rodney Pry.
-The P.S.S.S.A. will prepare a customized promotional brochure for each workshop. This brochure will have information about the workshop, the workshop leader, and local information (date, time, location, etc.).
-The P.S.S.S.A. will help promote the workshop in your area with a mailing to other churches and possibly a Facebook “Boost Ad” to Sunday school teachers and leaders in your area.
-This FREE “Teaching To Change Lives” workshop program is available to all churches in Pennsylvania and Maryland ONLY!
-If you have additional questions and to schedule a “Teaching To Change Lives” workshop at your church, call 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303.

Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association
5915 Fox Street
Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone; 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303