August 19, 2010
There is no plan for Sunday School to be offered at Out Of The Box Worship Center. However “Life Groups” will be offered. Some people refer to these groups of people as “Small Groups”.
Every person who attends worship at the OOTB Worship Center will be encouraged to be involved with a “Life Group”. These will be led by different people who attend OOTB Worship Center and these leaders will be mentored by the planting pastor.
What about the youth who currently attend the 10am Sunday School @ OOTB Youth, will they not be offered a Sunday School.
Answer: Those youth who currently attend OOTB Youth for Sunday School will do one of two things. If they feel called of God to attend the new worship service, then they will be folded into a “Life Group”. They can choose along with the leader to meet any time that is good for them. That could be at 8:30am or 11am on Sunday morning. That could also be on an evening during the week. It will be a choice that the leader and the youth will explore when the time comes.
Those youth who do not feel called to attend the new worship service will continue to have Sunday School at Out Of The Box Youth at 10am on Sunday Mornings.
Here is a great article from The United Methodist News Service that discusses “Small Groups”.
Each group will be different and people will have a choice as to which group they want to be a part of. The details are yet to be worked out but this will be one of the educational pieces of OOTB Worship.