Welcome to our Sharing Place
Whether you're using a traditional or Rotation format for your Sunday School, we hope you find and share your inspiration here.
New Supporting Member Resources
Visit our new and expanding collection of teaching guides to some of the best and most popular Bible videos recommended in our Video Workshop lesson forums. Everyone can see the list of available guides, supporting members can view and print them.
New in the "Paste in My Hair" children's ministry blog :
- A "Real" Teacher Training Event that's interactive and models techniques as it trains.
- "Lampstanding" -a great way to "train teachers as they teach" and support them.
The Intro to Teacher Training post is open to all.
New from our Writing Team
Six creative lesson plans, including a Music & Drama Workshop, a "Memory" Workshop, and a Video Workshop that includes a survey of the best & worst videos covering this story.
"Lazarus Come Out!"
"The Magi: Gifts to Give Your Savior"
Writing Team lessons are extra-creative and extra-detailed for teachers. And in addition to their different activities, they teach teachers many different 'techniques' for reading the Bible, ways of leading discussion, and reflecting.
Can you answer this question posted in the Teachers Lounge?
About the Rotation Model and Organization of Lessons at Our Site
Learn more about the Model
(2) We need to teach stories for more than one week. Speeding through a new Bible story every week creates biblically illiterate kids and burned-out teachers who can't handle the rate of change and constant preparation.
Here's a typical four week rotation schedule for 3 different grade groups.
|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