David Francis

 

David Francis was Director of Sunday School at LifeWay from 2004-2017. His little books and the training materials that accompany them have been used by thousands.  David was succeeded in October 2017 by Allan Taylor. In retirement, David continues to consult with churches and conduct training. 

Shepherd: Creating Caring Community

This resource about creating caring communities is the fourth of four books in the 3 Roles series. Learn how to develop a system that promotes the care of every member of your church or groups. Find out what a shepherd does before, during, and after group meetings. Discover the techniques used by Jesus (and validated by research) to teach and make disciples. And realize the overall value and importance of having shepherds in our groups and churches.

How To Get Your Copy and Training Materials

Print Version $2  |  Free eBook  |  Free PDF Download  |  Leader Supplement  |  Spanish PDF

The Shepherd Supplement ZIP file listed above was developed to help church leaders train Bible study leaders in their church.

The following items are included in the free Shepherd Supplement:

  • Shepherd: Creating Caring Community
  • Conference plans for conducting training with leaders of all ages and by age-grouping
  • Handouts to support selected conference plans
  • Presentations that support the conference plans
  • Conversation points for initiating informal dialogue about key ideas from the book
  • Backgrounds for creating your own presentations and digital announcements
  • Clip Art to create announcements and other promotional resources

Please consult your computer user documentation on the best method for extracting these files. Many computers will extract them automatically.

 

Leader: Creating Commissioned Communities

Most Bible study groups become inwardly focused over time, so they must be intentional about focusing outward. In this third book of the "3 Roles" series, David Francis, Allan Taylor, and Ken Braddy discuss outreach and evangelism-what may be the most neglected aspects of the role of a group leader. In 48 information-packed pages, the authors look at practices, principles, and perspectives that are foundational for a group to establish, reestablish, or maintain a focus on outreach and evangelism.

How To Get Your Copy and Training Materials

Print Version $2  |  Free eBook  |  Free Download  |  Leader Supplement  |  Spanish PDF

The Leader Supplement ZIP file listed above was developed to help church leaders train Bible study leaders in their church.

The following items are included in the free Leader Supplement:

  • PDF version of Leader:Creating Commissioned Communities
  • Conference plans for conducting training with leaders of all ages and by age-grouping
  • Handouts to support selected conference plans
  • Presentations that support the conference plans
  • Conversation points for initiating informal dialogue about key ideas from the book
  • Backgrounds for creating your own presentations and digital announcements
  • Clip Art to create announcements and other promotional resources

Please consult your computer user documentation on the best method for extracting these files. Many computers will extract them automatically.

One Hundred: Charting a Course Past 100 in Sunday School

One Hundred: Charting a Course Past 100 in Sunday School is a 64-page booklet filled with practical ideas for creating, sustaining, and growing Sunday School groups in your church.

Most churches have 99 people or less in Sunday School, and the large majority of these smaller churches do a great job of caring for each individual present. They also know there are others who need to be reached. But the big question is how. David Francis and Michael Kelley offer help for the smaller church.

It begins with the power of one. One growing disciple. One inspiring teacher. One dynamic class. This book offers strategies to leverage these and other strengths for charting a course to reach 100 and beyond.

How To Get Your Copy of One Hundred

Print Version $2  |   Free eBook  |  Free PDF Download  |  Discussion Guide  

 

 

Teacher: Creating Conversational Community

Help church leaders train volunteers who lead a Sunday School class or small Bible study group.

Countdown: Launching and Leading Transformation

A helpful guide for group leaders seeking to start a group or to improve an existing one.

Extreme Sunday School Challenge

Presents a rationale for starting new Bible studies in the local church.

Missionary Sunday School

Practical ways to transform your Sunday School.

Transformational Class

See what a class looks like when it incorporates elements from the Transformational Church research.

Great Expectations: Planting Seeds for Sunday School Growth

Challenge leaders to have great expectations for what God can do in their classes.

Connect 3: The Power of One Sunday School Class

Challenge groups to connect with other people.

The Discover Triad: Three Facets of a Dynamic Sunday School

See how Scripture, stories, and shepherding are important to groups.

I-6 Invite: A Six-Lane Strategy Toward an Inviting Sunday School

Help develop a culture of invitation to fulfill the great commission.

3D Sunday School

Focus members and leaders on life-changing opportunities of Great Commission work.

The 5-Step Formula for Sunday School Growth

Five steps to building and growing a Sunday School.

3 Roles for Guiding Groups

Examine 3 roles carried by the person responsible for a small Bible study group.

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