Welcome to our Creative Lesson Sharing Home

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.



In addition to all our public lesson forums, Supporting Members can access a collection of creative Bible story lesson plans from our Writing Team. View the Writing Team Lesson Menu.

New from our Writing Team

The Magi

The Magi

Our Magi lessons go deeper, get more creative, and spend more time in life application than those typical "kiddie craft, star and gift" lessons.

Six creative lessons including:
◊ A King Cake Workshop
 A "Bible Story Selfie" Drama Workshop
  The Magi's Camel Games Workshop
  And a Video~Music Workshop that uses four free clips --including two from Disney's "Moana" that will make you go say "Oh yeah!"

Recently Posted by the Team

Jesus Raises Lazarus

Writing Team lessons are full of creative techniques, including creative ways to read the scripture and do reflection. Optimally grades 2-6, each WT lesson plan includes younger adaptations, and certain lessons are easily adapted for Middle School use.

Several of the Magi Lessons are suitable for special Advent and Epiphany programming.

Everyone can read the Magi lesson summaries and Bible Background.



Special Supporting Member Resources

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

  Teacher "Be-attitudes" Training Event and Resources:

  A printable handout: Dealing with Disruptive Children

Practical advice and strategies by and for Sunday School teachers.

  Bible Video Outlines & Guides


Visit our new and expanding collection of teaching guides & outlines to some of the best and often recommended Bible videos. Everyone can see the list of what's available. Supporting members can print the guides.

Recently added:
Guide to What's in the Bible? DVD 5: Saul, David, Solomon
Guide to What’s in the Bible #6, Israel Divided!

Guides to "The Bible" (2013)
Episodes 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 have been posted!


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.

Print a one page PDF about the Model
Learn more about the Model
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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