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Registered Members are those who click "JOIN", create a profile, and complete the sign up process. Registering is FREE. In addition to having access to all our public content, registering gives you the ability to post content and questions, and reply. Registered members also receive our monthly email newsletter.
The biggest benefit to becoming a Supporting Member is that you get access to all our awesome Writing Team Lesson Sets. Learn more below.
After first becoming a Registered Member, you can upgrade to a Supporting Membership here or by clicking your name on the blue menu bar atop any page and selecting "Your Membership Status" from the drop-down menu. Supporting Members use our secure online transaction process to make a $30 annual contribution.
If you or your church would prefer to send a $30 check to open a Supporting Membership account, mail your check to "Rotation.org Inc." along with your name and registered member screenname to:
c/o Cathy Walz, Treasurer
1518 Elgin Ave
Forest Park, IL 60130
After receiving your check, we'll convert your Registered Membership to Supporting for one year.
This site exists because of the generosity of our Supporting Members, and thus, they get special features and special access to certain lesson content.
Supporting Member Benefits include:
- Access to all Rotation.org's lessons and resources
- Access to all the Writing Team's lesson sets
- Access to the lesson SEARCH feature
- Can "Bookmark" a topic or post which creates a favorites list on your Profile Wall.
- Access to the Teacher Training Presentation
- A Voice in making site decisions
- Access to the "Private Messages" member contact system
- Ability to upload photos and attachments
- Can Change Displayed Name after registering.
- Can Mark all forums as "read".
- Can use the "invite" feature to invite teachers to join by email.
- Can View Member Profiles and access Member Directory
- Supporting Member-only emails.
- The 'Supporting Member' badge displayed next to your screename
- Our thanks! ...and the knowledge that you are supporting a unique, grassroots, volunteer-led experiment in sharing!
GUESTS are anonymous visitors to our site from all over the world. They are welcome to glean lessons and ideas from our open lesson forums. Guests cannot post content or reply, or access certain features.
More about Rotation.org and its Board of Directors
Rotation.org is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation owned and operated by an elected Board of Directors. Our site is truly a community effort. Founded in 1997, and incorporated in 2005, our site is the product of hundreds of volunteers, teachers, Church educators, writers, and pastors collaborating in an unprecedented way across distance, time, and denominational lines.
The Board of Directors oversees the website and finances. All our Directors are volunteers with the site, and experienced Christian educators and teachers in their own churches. You are welcome to contact them directly.
Christian Educator -now retired from Shadyside Presbyterian in Pittsburgh and living on St. Simon's Island, Georgia. Anne's church was one of the first Presbyterian Rotation churches to spring up outside of the Chicago in the 90's. She was Rotation.org's treasurer until early 2017.
Past Rotation.org Board Members
- Tanja Rouintree, CE coordinator at the Presbyterian Church in Nevada Missouri.
- Julie Burton, Director of Congregational Resources for Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery.
- Cindy Merten, DCE, First Presbyterian Church, Birmingham MI.
- Jeanne McIver, Westminster Presbyterian, Dayton OH.
- Ken and Phyllis Wezeman, Mishawaka IN. (and former staff at Rotation.org)
- Neil MacQueen, Presbyterian minister, (now in) Tampa FL.
Neil MacQueen is our webmaster and lesson editor. Neil created the original Rotation.org site in 1997 and turned it over to the Board when it incorporated in 2005. After years of growth and increasing technical demands, in 2013 the Board asked Neil to become its webmaster. In 2015, the Board also asked Neil to become the lead writer on the Writing Team Renovation Project. Neil is a Presbyterian minister now living in Tampa Florida.
Rotation.org is an independent ministry.
We are not connected to any publisher or denomination. Our only source of income is from individuals and individual churches. 98% of our budget comes from our Supporting Members.
Rotation.org's Board Members, leaders, editorial policies, and content contributors reflect a mainline denominational point of view (Methodist, Presbyterian, etc.). We expect our members to adapt all material from the site to suit their own theological needs.
There is no fee to belong to the Rotation.org community. It's open to all. There is an annual membership you can pay online to gain access to certain extra special content, but the VAST MAJORITY of our lessons, articles and helpful forums are open to everyone free-of-charge.
Who owns the domain name and the materials?
ALL materials at this website belong to the author(s) named with each piece as long as they stay active. Rotation.org reserves the right to modify, move or delete any posted content. Read our Terms of Service for more specifics.
"Rotation.org" and "Rotation.org Inc." are owned by the Board.
The Cost of Running Our Site
All totaled, it takes about $27,000 a year to operate this site --which is entirely funded by member contributions.
We have three major expenses:
(1) Paying for Social Strata's "Hoop.la" server software - the technical power behind our site. We are committed to creating a state-art-the-art website experience for all users and types of computing devices.
(2) Webmaster services. Daily site monitoring and maintenance. Coding, updates, improvements. Years ago we did this with volunteers, but as the size and complexity of our site has grown, so has our need for technical help.
(3) Editing and Writing Support. Improving existing content and adding new lesson content is a big priority for our Board and Supporting Members.
Unique, non-denominational, volunteer-led..... Rotation.org is not only a great resource, we're demonstrating a new way of supporting and resourcing each other using today's technology with a non-profit strategy that's not hobbled by marketing needs, the limitations of paper publishing, and denominational politics.
Make an "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". (And remember, this networkforgood.org donation option is not the same as becoming an annual Supporting Member through the Lesson Exchange. NetworkforGood.org 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)