The photo comes from member Barb Little. who was using the Writing Team's Peter Sinks, Jesus Saves! "Boat and Butter" lesson.

Barb's photo illustrates one of the many things we love about the Rotation Model: It appeals to older kids, including older boys that many churches struggle to keep interested. Most of the "free" lesson plans on the web are for little children. And a lot of the packaged curriculum for older students is boring and sedentary.'s new Writing Team lesson sets are written for a broad-age range, but to especially appeal to older kids -because it's a crucial time in their decision-making about church and faith.

In addition to all our public lesson forums, Supporting Members can access a special collection of lesson plans written by our Writing Team. They are extra awesome, creative, and detailed. See the Writing Team Lesson Menu.

New from the Writing Team:

Jesus Heals the Ten Lepers

Six all new lessons full of creative methods, media, and life application.

Recently Posted by the Team:

Psalm 8

Coming in July from the WT:
Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath

Latest Newsletter: June 2017 Newsletter "A Sunday School ministry like no other" 1. Recently Posted ♦ New Art Workshop photos , ♦ A Supporting Member has posted printable labels for the Peter Do You Love Me? Mission Workshop project (Supporting Membership required to view). ♦ We've updated the " how to download a YouTube video " article. We also added more "how-to" pics and an instructional video for how to play media from your smartphone or tablet to your TV . ♦ In the "Help, I...Read More...
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Latest Posts in Our Workshop Resources & Photos Forum

"Taking the Trauma out of Drama" Script-less techniques for performing skits, dramas and with puppets in the Drama Workshop A Drama Workshop article by Neil MacQueen that also introduces the "over-projecting" technique. I sort of cringe every time I see a photo or video of children "dramatizing" a Bible story by standing and reading from a multi-page script. Their bodies are rigid. Their eyes are downward fixed on the paper. And their voices are monotone. Not especially memorable, fun, or...Read More...
Related articles: The Rise of YouTube as a Sunday School Resource How to connect your phone, tablet, DVD player to a TV or LCD Projector Downloading videos from YouTube instead of watching them on YouTube If you do not have an internet connection in your classroom, then you can legally download a free video from YouTube or Vimeo for teaching purposes, and show it offline. See our "copyright" notes on this. There are third-party services, such as and which...Read More...
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"Look what I found!" ~ Resource Discoveries

About the Rotation Model and Lessons at Our Site

Our content is primarily organized for those using the Workshop Rotation Model to organize their Sunday School (one story taught several weeks in a row, with a different approach each week). However, our content is easily adaptable by traditional Sunday Schools.

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Our site's members and visitors come from many different types and sizes of Sunday Schools and denominations. We're thrilled to be a resource to many. But unlike the ad-driven Bible lesson websites, we are not interested in posting quickie Bible studies with a five minute craft so we can get you to look at an ad. We strive for learning that's deeper, more engaging, and more lasting. (And we are ad-free and 100% member supported.) See our new and improved Writing Team lesson sets for examples of that standard.

Learn more about the Rotation Model

Here's a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.

Prodigal Son
Teacher: Jane
Teacher: Amy
Teacher: Bill
Teacher: Jo
Week 1 Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open
Week 2 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6
Week 3 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1 Grades 2-4
Week 4 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6 Open Grades K-1

Rotation schedules are super-flexible. Add a week and a workshop to have a five week rotation. Add another grade by filling in the "Open" slots. Add a fifth row to bring in an additional workshop. See more schedule examples.

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