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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, ,"VBS" and "Summer" topics. teaching techniques, how to creatively read the Bible with your kids, classroom management and discipline, recruiting teachers, improving Sunday School attendance, caring beyond the classroom, how to write creative lessons and do creative 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.

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TEACHERS LOUNGE: Post Questions Here!

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

Most Recent Post Backround Checks for Volunteers and Church Staff and other Church Safety topics
Sunday School Teacher Training and Recruiting Resources

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

Most Recent Post 2023 Zoom Coffee Chat Event Registration, Links, Reports's Zoom Coffee Chats  ~ Continuing Education and Conversation

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

Most Recent Post Friendship between Jesus and Peter
"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 & Discuss, Class Management, Discipline

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 Renewing What? (and what NOT to Renew) -Statistics, Trends, Articles, Opinions, and Discussion about the Future Ahead
Let's Go! Renewal-themed Lessons, Ideas, Rally Events, and Worship 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 Safe Sunday Schools: Recommendations, Discussion

Vacation Bible School ideas, lessons, themes, links, alternatives, discussion.

Most Recent Post Share your ideas for VBS themes
VBS Forum: Ideas, Discussion, Alternatives, Links

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

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

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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 God's Daring Dozen (Minor prophets)
Resource Discoveries and Creative Ideas I Want to Tell People About
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