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This forum is packed with topics for Sunday School teachers and leaders. It includes "The Lesson Help Lounge," Teacher Training handouts and event resources,  Zoom Coffee Chat continuing education dates and topics, teaching techniques, how to creatively read the Bible with your kids, classroom management, 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.

  • If you are looking for specific lesson plans and ideas for a Bible story, go to the Lesson Menu.
  • If you are looking for specific teaching techniques/media (art, games, food, drama, etc.) or helpful Rotation Model how-to articles, go to our Workshop Design and Resources Forum and look up the medium of interest.

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 lesson & resource 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.

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Teacher Training, Continuing Education, 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 2022 Zoom Coffee Chat Links, Topics, Announcements, and Summaries's Zoom Coffee Chats  ~ Continuing Education and Conversation

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

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"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

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

A first of its kind resource. We're sharing "how-to" lesson writing resources developed for our's Writing Team.

Where creative ideas often come from ♦ Lesson Brainstorming Guide ♦ How to Do Bible Word Studies that Stoke Your Creativity, ...and more!

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Most Recent Post Lesson Brainstorming & Writing Tips ~ a guide for teachers and writers
"Pulling Back the Curtain" ~ Insights into the creative lesson writing process

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.

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Resource Discoveries and Creative Ideas I Want to Tell People About
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