I just got off my heaviest August training month sense the economy went
South 3 years ago. Not only did I have more meetings, but they were
better attended than usual. One DOM said to me, "Thank you so much for
making this possible; we could never have done this under the old plan."
Another said to me, "This is the best attended meeting we have had in
years." We have adjusted the plan to make it even more affordable for
Associations--$150 or less.
Associations have experienced a double-whammy in their budgets. The
economy has hurt the income of the folks which effects the income of the
churches. This effects the income of the Associations. In addition,
Great Commission Breakthrough is funneling money away from things like
Sunday School training in favor of church planting.
Bottom line: Associations no longer have $1500 or so to sponsor a
training event. Here is the good news: churches still have $20 per
teacher to invest in training.
I would like to offer a training conference to your Association on the
- Must be sponsored by an Association.
- Association pays expenses plus $200 for me and expenses plus
$100 for Missy if you want her to train your children and preschool
workers. If we are in the area, travel is $200 for each of us, plus
hotel. If we are not in the area, it is out-right expenses. Normally
one night hotel; sometimes two.
- Association charges $20 per person to attend the conference.
Association keeps $5 of this to help with their expenses. The rest
is our honorarium. This is charged per person. However, it is
usually paid by the church.
- Association provides us with email addresses of pastors and
Sunday School directors in the area so that we can promote from our
end as well. (If we could get the email address of the Associations
around you, all the better.) I am making this offer on a trial
basis. Take advantage now while the offer lasts.
For current list of existing conferences, see: http://www.joshhunt.com/schedule.htm
Example of cost
Suppose you have both Missy and me in to do training. This is what
usually happens. Suppose we are on a tour, so you are paying a flat $200
for each of us for expenses. This is usually the case. If you book a
meeting adjacent to an existing meeting, this will always be the case.
Suppose 150 people come to the training.
$200 Josh's honorarium
$100 Missy's honorarium
$200 my expenses
$200 her expenses
$100 hotel (this assumes it is one night)
X 5 per per person goes back to Association
Net cost to you: $150 ($900 - $750)
Here is a list of conferences that are available:
- You Can Double Your Class in Two Years or Less.
My most popular seminar—this is the one that launched a full-time
career in training Sunday School teachers 12 years ago. I can reduce
it to a formula: You can double your class every two years or less
by inviting every member and every prospect to every fellowship
- Disciplemaking Teachers. The
problem in many churches is not that we cannot figure out how to
double a class every two years or less, the problem is, we don’t
want to. The reason? We have not made true disciples. This seminar
explores what is a disciple and how teachers can make disciples
through the Sunday School.
- One Magnificent Obsession. This motivational
seminar focuses on the “Why?” of doubling groups. I offer 10
compelling reasons to want to double your group.
- Good Questions Have Groups Talking. I
have written more Sunday School lessons than anyone living or dead.
I write 4 new lessons a week (corresponding with Lifeway’s series
and the International Standard Series) and have done so for years.
This seminar shares hidden secrets on how to teach using the tried
and true method of asking good questions. A dozen different kinds of
questions are explored.
- Give Friday Nights to Jesus. This
seminar teaches the hospitality ministry discussed in the Double
Your Class Seminar without the emphasis on dividing. If you have a
lot of people squeamish about numbers, this may be the seminar for
- 10 Marks of I.N.C.R.E.D.I.B.L.E. Teachers. Incredible
teachers inspire hearts; they don't just fill heads. That is point
#1 of this popular seminar on the craft of teaching. It explores how
to use technology to find material that moves hearts. One point of
the ten deals with the dream of doubling groups.
- Make Your Group Grow. This
is my newest seminar and book. It is based on a research project of
1000 Sunday School teachers. The purpose of the research was to
discover if the things I teach could be validated by hard research.
I discovered I was mostly right! The message of this seminar is
similar to Double Your Class but the presentation is much more
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