Welcome to the Rotation.org Sunday School Lesson Exchange

Everyone can view our free Sunday School lesson forums. Whether you're using a traditional or Rotation format for your Sunday School, we hope you find and share your inspiration here.


Hope you're enjoying our ever-expanding collection of great Advent, New Year, and Epiphany ideas, lessons, and resources.



In addition to all our public lesson forums, Supporting Members get access to a collection of extra creative and detailed lesson plans from our Writing Team. View the Writing Team Lesson Menu.

Jesus Goes to the Cross

WTComingDecember

Six creative workshop-style lessons about the most important event in history.

Access to the Team's creative lesson plans are THE major benefit of being a Supporting Member.

Special Supporting Member Resources

Our supporting members make this site and all its resources possible. Join today.

  Teacher "Be-attitudes" Training Event and Resource

Guide to Dealing with Disruptive Children

Collection of Bible Video Outlines & Guides

Extra creative Lesson Plans from our Writing Team


About the Rotation Model and Organization of Lessons at Our Site

Our content is primarily organized to support those using the Workshop Rotation Model for Sunday School. However, our content is easily adaptable by traditional Sunday Schools, and many of our registered and supporting members do just that.

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The Rotation Model is based on two principles:
(1) Creative teaching methods and rooms ("workshops") help students learn better and want to return more often.

(2) We need to teach stories for more than one week. Having a new Bible story every week creates biblically illiterate kids and burns-out teachers who want to be creative.

By rotating kids and not teachers through "workshops," kids get variety and depth in a single story, while teachers get to prepare once and improve every week.


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

ROTATION STORY:
Prodigal Son
VIDEO
Teacher: Jane
ART
Teacher: Amy
DRAMA
Teacher: Bill
BIBLE GAMES
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 and scalable to any church size. Add a fifth week and workshop to create a five week rotation. Add another grade by filling in the "Open" slots. See more schedule examples.

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