The length of the recovery is proportionate to the depth of the problem. Please understand that you cannot resolve in a week what took a decade to develop. Your congregation and your Sunday school ministry have developed a culture over the course of the past few years. Habits can be developed and entrenched which can be healthy or unhealthy. No problem is beyond resolution but some take more time than others. The sections in each chapter on rehabilitation are as important as the immediate responses. Failure to apply these principles will result in reoccurrence of the problem that has been encountered. The overall health of the Sunday school must be continually attended to as well as the isolated problem that you are addressing.
Steve Parr is on e of the five of us on the All Star Sunday School team. The others are David Francis, Elmer Towns, and Allen Taylor. We are just about to nail down meetings three and four–in Florida and Tenessee. Steve’s new book is available on pre-order from Amazon. For more information on All Star Sunday School Training, See http://allstarsundayschool.com/