3 Steps to a Successful Sunday School Service Project

Really though, when you’ve got it, you’ve got it. But what if you don’t. Sure, you can search through Pinterest, or Youtube for killer Sunday School or Church Service projects, but what happens when you take it to the people?

There are a couple different types of groups. One is the all church Sunday School, and a Small Group Sunday classes.

Regardless of the type of class you are in, the stakes are the same.


So how do we do that? Don’t be stereotypical about it. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve seen it too many times. This is how it starts: “Okay so we want to organize a service project, to share the Gospel and show people the love of God.” Awesome, people doing God stuff. But what follows often is unsettling. If you have ever googled a list of volunteer projects, you’ve read the same stuff.

– Soup Kitchen
– Nursing Home
– Yard Work

None of these are bad. They are actually very good.

Steps to a Successful Sunday School Service Project:

– Planning is everything. You may have heard, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” The same applies here. Get someone to lead the project. Don’t name the project yet. Whether you have a couple folks or a large group, someone needs to lead. Set up a couple get-togethers to get the plans together.
– To go along with planning, once you have decided what you are going to do, you have to make sure you get everything you need to accomplish the project. That includes materials and people. I’m going to tell you the truth. The materials will be the easy part. This goes back to #1. You need someone to lead that can get everyone on the same page and engaged.
– Make it a big deal! It is a big deal! Spread it over social media, make posters, even on word or pages(for Mac people). Enjoy the awesome feeling of doing God’s work!

The only thing I won’t tell you here is what projects to do…you can google it if you are fresh out of ideas…

You really have to tailor it to your group. Don’t be afraid to ask the people in the group. They are God’s workers too and may have just the right project in mind.

If you aren’t the group leader, don’t worry, you can use this to your advantage of coming up with the next great mission project!

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