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This forum is packed with resources and topics for both Sunday School and Children's Ministry in general.  Here you'll find our "The Lesson Help Teachers Lounge," Teacher Training handouts and event resources,  Zoom "Coffee Chat" continuing education seminar dates and topics, and our Fall Kickoff, Renewal forums, "VBS" and "Summer" topics. teaching techniques, how to creatively read the Bible with your kids, classroom management and discipline, recruiting teachers, improving attendance, caring beyond the classroom, creative lesson writing and brainstorming, spirituality and prayer in the classroom, safe Sunday Schools,  and more! This forum is also home to our "Small Sunday School" resource forum.

The Teachers Lounge is the place for Registered and Supporting Members to ask questions and get lesson help from the community.

Most Recent Post Computer Requirements
TEACHERS LOUNGE: Post Your Questions Here!

Upcoming and past "Coffee Chat" Zoom gatherings where we discuss timely and important topics in Sunday School and Christian education.

Most Recent Post July 10th, 2024 Prodigal Son Zoom Launch Party!'s Zoom Coffee Chats  ~ Online Seminars and Conversation

Welcome to's "Let's Go" Sunday School Renewal-themed lesson plans, lesson ideas, Rally or Fall Sunday School Kickoff event suggestions, and worship resources for re-energizing the commitment to Sunday School and sharing the Good News.

Most Recent Post When should fall Sunday School start? When school starts? After Labor Day? Or?
Let's Go: Fall Kickoff, Renewal-themed Lessons, Ideas, Events

Sunday School Teacher Training, recruiting, and training event resources, Articles for teachers, Teacher Training handouts, and our free "Leap of Faith" video and guide to jumpstart teacher-leader discussion and planning.

Most Recent Post Recruiting teachers for Sunday School -- ideas and discussion
Sunday School Teacher Training and Recruiting Resources

General Sunday School topics include:  Improving Attendance, Summer Sunday School, summer children's ministry, Ways to Care Beyond the Classroom, "Evaluating Sunday School," "What every child should know," a statement of purpose for Sunday School, advice for better children's sermons. Church Safety, and quite possibly a lot more!

Most Recent Post Ideas for celebrating the "end" of the Sunday School year.

Topics discussing ideas, challenges, tips, lessons, and resources for SMALL Sunday Schools, low attendance.

Most Recent Post Teaching a Broadly-graded Sunday School Class
"Small Sunday School" --Resources, Topics, Discussion

Articles and resources about general teaching techniques, classroom management, discipline, and more for all types of Sunday Schools and lesson plans.  (For specific media and techniques, like art and video, go to our Workshop Design & Resource Forum.)

Most Recent Post Creative Ways to Read and Discuss the Bible with Children
Teaching Techniques: Ways to Read the Bible, Class Management, Discipline, Etc.

Prayer, Reflection, and Spirituality in Sunday School. How to teach about prayer, how to encourage kids to pray, how to pray with your kids in the classroom. How to move from teaching Bible facts to life application and reflection. How to raise spiritually mature kids. And quite a bit more! 

Most Recent Post Prayer: Lesson Ideas and Resources

Summer Sunday School, VBS, Vacation Bible School and Summer Kid Min ideas, lessons, themes, links, alternatives, discussion.

Most Recent Post Summer Bible stories typically taught by Rotation Model Sunday Schools
SUMMER and VBS Forum: Ideas, Discussion, Alternatives, Resources, Lessons

This forum is collecting Sunday School classroom supply and resource suggestions, links, and discussions, including Bibles for kids and Sunday School classrooms.

Most Recent Post Free Bible Coloring Pages, Bible Images, Clipart, Printable Bible Booklets

Find something exciting or new for your Sunday School? Post it here! This topic is for RESOURCES you have found that aren't specific to one Bible story, and for ideas/resources that don't seem to fit anywhere else.  Only Registered and Supporting Members can post and read the posts here.

Most Recent Post Post Your Sunday School Resource and Product "Finds" Here!
Resource Discoveries and Creative Ideas I Want to Tell People About
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