Sunday School Changes Everything
by Dr. Henrietta C. Mears
In three years, 1931-1933, Henrietta Mears grew Hollywood Presbyterian Church’s Sunday School from 450 to 4,500 children, youth and adults. Dr. Mears not only knew the Bible, as generations of readers of What the Bible Is All About can attest, she also knew the supreme importance of Sunday School for forming the next generation in Christ. In the never-before-published Sunday School Changes Everything, Dr. Mears shows church leaders why Sunday School is the greatest investment their church can make to reach the next generation for Christ, and offers practical tools for organizing and training leaders for effective Sunday School outreach. Why is Sunday School big business? Because it is God’s business.
Dr. Henrietta Mears was one of the great Bible teachers of the 20th Century. As Christian Education Director at First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, she built one of the largest Sunday Schools in the world and wrote curriculum that was in such high demand that to publish it, she founded Gospel Light in 1933. Such notable Christian leaders as Richard C. Halverson, Luis Evans, Jr. and Bill Bright were among her students. Dr. Billy Graham said, “She is certainly one of the greatest Christians I have ever known.” Miss Mears was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 1963.