We are a volunteer-led independent online community of Sunday School teachers, pastors, and parents sharing our passion, ideas and lessons for Sunday School. You are welcome to browse and adapt what you like for non-commercial teaching purposes. Please also be a contributor!
Our editorial and theological tone reflects the origin of this site and the Rotation Model among mainline Protestant and Reformed churches. This is quite different than most other "free" lesson websites. Folks from mainstream and "Mainline" churches can feel comfortable here. We encourage the sharing of creative ideas, and not so much the debating of theology. Please watch your "tone" and remember that our membership is ecumenical and international. As needed, our moderators will moderate.
Unlike some other "free" Sunday School lesson websites, Rotation.org does not target your lesson browsing with advertisements or write product reviews veiled as "articles" for our advertisers, ...because we don't allow advertising!
And unlike most "free" lesson websites, we believe in offering more than just simplistic Bible lessons written for 1st graders with a cute graphic, a coloring activity, and a cotton ball craft. In fact, MOST of our lesson content is geared for 3rd through 5th graders. And we believe in sharing many ideas, not just one. (Creative teachers appreciate choice!) Because of our Rotation roots, we tend to focus on major Bible stories, instead of the more obscure ones, though you're certainly welcome to post ideas or ask for help about ANY Bible story you wish. We're here to help.
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Scroll down to learn more about our organization and history.
About the Lessons and Ideas at Our Site
We believe creative Bible teaching is non-denominational, and that most ideas and lessons can be easily adapted by any Sunday School.
Most of our complete lessons and lesson sets are written for the Workshop Rotation Model's "workshop" classroom concept. That is why most of our lesson topics are organized under workshop headings, such as, "Art," "Video," and "Drama." We strive to be a little more creative than the average lesson. Teaching each story several weeks in a row as Rotation modelers do, we can take our time, teach with many approaches, and don't have to pile it all into one week's lesson.
That said, most of our workshop lessons are easily adapted by non-rotation churches.
Rotation Model lessons tend to be broadly graded for grades 2-5 and easily adapted to K-1. Some lessons come with younger and older adaptations. Rotation teachers are expected to know how to adapt their lesson each week when a different grade comes through their workshop.
Sources and Quality Control:
Rotation Modelers are gleaners looking for good ideas, knowing we can take it from there. Lessons and ideas come from a wide variety of teachers and churches, and many contain creative ideas you'll want to flesh-out or adapt. Volunteers review and sometimes improve contributed content. We tend and prune from time to time to keep the best and retire the rest. Volunteer and professional lesson editors are at work here, making Rotation.org a constantly improving resource.
About the "Writing Team" Lessons at Our Site
In addition to thousands of free lesson resources available to all, our site is home to over 34 Bible story lesson sets with 7 to 8 workshops each. You'll see those linked alongside the publicly available lessons in the Lesson Forums. In 2015, we began re-writing and updating many of the Team's lesson sets with the assistance of a professional Rotation curriculum writer.
How We Pay the Bills
Rotation.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit run by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Ecumenical, independent, and non-profit, -Rotation.org is funded entirely by Supporting Member contributions.
In additional to the hosting costs of our amazing site software, our expenses include a part-time Webmaster, a Writing Team Writer, and occasional special content projects, such as, paying an editor to improve forum readability and quality.
Our site content, decisions, and finances are overseen by our Board of Directors, all of whom volunteer their time. Each is an experienced teacher and several are professional Christian educators. New Directors come from our Supporting Members and are elected according to the Board's bylaws.
Rotation.org's website is powered by Social Strata's Hoop.la web platform. When you become a Supporting Member, you will use Social Strata's secure "FeePod" creditcard transaction process. At no time does Rotation.org see your cc data and your email address is kept private.
Make an Online "Over and Above" Donation!Many churches and individuals make an annual or one-time donation over and above their Supporting Member contribution in support of Rotation.org. In fact, to make our budget we need many to do just that.
To make an "over and above" donation, go to our Online Donation option at the non-profit "Networkforgood.org" website "donation cart".
Your networkforgood.org donation option is not the same as becoming an annual Supporting Member at our site. Rather, NetworkforGood.org is a way to make an additional donation. Networkforgood works with thousands of organizations and churches to provide them with a simple online donation option. It's safe and secure.
If you prefer to send your "over and above" contribution by check, send it payable to Rotation.org Inc to:
c/o Cathy Walz, Rotation.org Treasurer
1518 Elgin Ave.
Forest Park, IL 60130
(please include your name and email with the check)