This article was originally presented as an address given at the first National Christian Education Study Seminary held December 2-4, 1975 in Itasca, Illinois. The seminar was designed to assemble leading Christian educators from across the United States and Canada to focus on the role and purpose of the Sunday School. It was decided to present three viewpoints that are representative of considerable numbers of evangelical churches. The terms "traditional," "renewal," and "aggressive" were selected to describe the three different viewpoints. Pastor Sherman Williams, Dr. Gene Getz, and Dr. Elmer Towns were selected to represent each of these three approaches. All three addresses are contained in this issue. In this article, Sherman Williams describes the traditional Sunday School.