Each and every week it seems as if nobody does their HW, nor memorizes the verses and unfortunately it always seems as if I am the main student answering the questions and participating in class discussion. Our church uses the study guide format over the traditional lecture format most churches use for SS which basically allows a student to attend class and play on his/her iPhone and fall asleep during class. Perhaps since the study format is not common in most churches people are not used to it, and so they do not do their HW as most churches have no accountability for the students. Anyone had any luck or what works for you using this format of education? I feel sorry for the pastor and even I was a little upset when I taught that one week that no one would look at my study handout I passed out nor check out the books I mentioned for further study, even though none of the books was at the graduate level and all laymen level books. Even today when we left a member said "we should all get on the ball and do our homework isn't that right John!"