Christianity introduced a new architectural style influenced by “Roman” characteristics, with vaulted naves rather than wooden-roofed ones and more “richly articulated” exteriors. Between the middle of the twelfth and the middle of the thirteenth century, known as the “Age of the Great Cathedrals,” the Gothic style came to dominate church architecture.

Children, youth, and adult Sunday school classes, men’s and women’s groups, specialized seminars, and training opportunities, one-on-one and small group mentoring and accountability, intergenerational relationships, family-focused ministries, church-wide retreats, and a variety of other opportunities are available.

Beginning in the early eleventh century, population growth and urbanization increased, and cities grew and prospered. People built magnificent Christian Churches in Florida and affiliated colleges and institutions, taking the place of monasteries as hubs of learning and religion.

The educational ministry will be able to maintain and strengthen opportunities that are producing results, rehabilitate or discontinue others that are no longer necessary, and start new initiatives that will improve the church’s disciple-making process by regularly evaluating existing educational offerings considering its goal and objectives.

The advancements in structural engineering and aesthetic church design had elevated Gothic architecture’s size and monumentality much beyond what the Greeks and Romans had been able to achieve while keeping many of its fundamental aspects and traits. But from the start, it was always intended to offer the spiritual realm a real presence in the material world.

As Jesus intended Christian education to be, Sunday school has always been and will continue to be a good direct source for Christian education. Christian Churches in Florida also develop into much more, changing people into the likeness of Christ.