When First Baptist Church Clarkton decided to offer something to members who were not attending Sunday School, the church did not just say, “You ought to come.”
They designed a class that looked different from the classes those members already had decided not to attend.
They named the class “Follow Me” from John 10:27 where Jesus said, “My sheep hear My voice and they follow Me.”
Each member receives a bracelet that has this scripture and the footprints of Jesus on it.
“These bracelets are a great conversation starter,“ said pastor Larry Pittman.
Each class begins with a continental breakfast and includes praise and worship time with contemporary Christian music videos. Video teaching from persons like Andy Stanley, Ken Hemphill and Henry Blackaby is followed by discussion.
The class is co-ed and intergenerational. It started with three people and averages 15 nine months later.
“We have fellowship times outside of class and recently began to do local missions in our community,” Pittman said.