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Stop Using the Term "Sunday School"

Ever wonder where the name "Sunday School" originated?

Robert Raikes and Thomas Stock first established a Sunday School for the poor and orphaned in Gloucester in 1780.

Their ministry caused churches to establish Sunday Schools throughout England.

By 1880, over 200,000 children were enrolled in these Sunday Schools. By 1850, the number had risen to over 2 million.

By the mid-19th century, Sunday School attendance had become an important aspect of childhood. Even parents who did not attend church, sent their children to Sunday School.

For many of you reading this, Sunday School was an important part of your childhood. I grew up attending Sunday School every weekend. It helped me get a solid faith foundation and made a positive impact on my spiritual journey.

That being said, I believe it's time to stop using the term "Sunday School." Here's why...

The last place a child wants to be on Sunday is where they have been all week. The word "school" is not appealing to a child who has been sitting in school all week long.

Dropping the name "Sunday School" doesn't mean that you are dropping what happens at church on weekends. Kids are still studying God's Word and learning key truths to build their life on.

Dropping the name "Sunday School" is not a doctrinal decision. Rather, it is a cultural decision. It simply means you are "rebranding" the name to be more culturally relevant for today's kids.

Find a creative name that