About Rotation.org

We are a volunteer-led and independent online community of Sunday School teachers, pastors, and parents sharing our passion, ideas and lessons for Sunday School, and in particular, the Workshop Rotation Model for Sunday School. Regardless of your Sunday School's model or theology, you are welcome to browse and adapt what you like for non-commercial teaching purposes. Please also be a contributor!

Founded in 1997, our membership, editorial point of view, and volunteer Directors tend to reflect the mainline Protestant and Reformed origins of our site and the Rotation Model itself. Our membership is ecumenical and international and we invite people to adapt content to their creative and theological needs.

Some of the things that make Rotation.org unique:

  • We are "crowd-sourcing" great lessons and content for Sunday School. Unlike traditional publishers focused on what's for sale this year, we collect, create, and store great content so that it's available when you need it.
  • We do not accept advertisingUnlike some other "free" Sunday School lesson websites, we don't write fake recommendations for products or advertisers. 
  • We offer personal online lesson help to Sunday School teachers.
  • We believe in creativity and in serving the learning needs of older children. Too many advertiser-funded websites offer simplistic Bible lessons written for 1st graders with a cute graphic, a coloring activity, and a cotton ball craft. 
  • We believe in sharing many ideas per story, and not just one -- because we know that creative teachers appreciate having creative choices.

Because of our Rotation roots, we tend to focus on major Bible stories, and have less content on the more obscure stories.  That said, you are certainly welcome to post ideas or ask for help about ANY Bible story you wish. 

If you need to contact us, create a message in our Contact Forum.

Scroll down to learn more about our organization and history.

Read our article describing the Workshop Rotation Model

See a brief online presentation about the Rotation Model

Read about our Board of Directors


Become a Supporting Member!


About the Lessons and Ideas at Our Site

We believe creativity is non-denominational, and that most ideas and lessons can be easily adapted by any church.

Most of our complete lessons are written for the Workshop Rotation Model's "workshop" classroom concept -- but they can easily be adapted by traditional Sunday Schools.

Most of our lesson topics are organized by teaching medium, such as, "Art," "Video," and "Drama."  Because Rotation modelers teach each story several weeks in a row, we can take our time, teach with many approaches, and don't have to pile it all into one week's lesson.

Age Range:

Rotation Model lessons tend to be broadly graded for grades 2-5 and easily adapted to K-1. Some lessons come with younger and older adaptations. Rotation teachers are expected to know how to adapt their lesson each week when a different grade comes through their workshop.

Sources and Quality Control:

Rotation Modelers are gleaning for good ideas, knowing we can take it from there. Lessons and ideas come from a wide variety of teachers and churches, and many contain creative ideas you'll want to flesh-out or adapt. Volunteers and staff review and sometimes improve contributed content. We tend and prune from time to time to keep the best and retire the rest. Volunteer and professional lesson editors are at work here, making Rotation.org a constantly improving resource.

About the "Writing Team" Lessons at Our Site

In addition to thousands of free lesson resources available to all, our site is home to "The Writing Team" --a professionally led, volunteer team of writers.  You'll see their work linked alongside the publicly available lessons in our forums. 

Everyone can see a MENU of WRITING TEAM lesson sets, plus the Lesson Summaries for each set.

Access to the Writing Team Lessons is the major benefit of
becoming a Supporting Member.


How We Pay the Bills

Rotation.org is a 501(c)3 non-profit run by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Ecumenical, independent, and non-profit, -Rotation.org is funded entirely by Supporting Member contributions.

In addition to the hosting costs of our amazing site software, our expenses include a part-time Webmaster, a Writing Team Writer, and occasional special content projects, such as, paying an editor to improve forum readability and quality.

Our site content, decisions, and finances are overseen by our volunteer Board of Directors. Each is an experienced teacher and several are professional Christian educators. 

Rotation.org's website is powered by Social Strata's Hoop.la web platform. When you become a Supporting Member, you will use Social Strata's secure "FeePod" credit-card transaction process. At no time does Rotation.org see your cc data and your email address is kept private.

Learn more about the Workshop Rotation Model for Sunday School

View the "Intro to Rotation" online presentation

Learn more about our Board of Directors

Become a Supporting Member

Make an Online "Over and Above" Donation!

Many churches and individuals make an annual or one-time donation over and above their Supporting Member contribution in support of Rotation.org. In fact, to make our budget we need many to do just that.

To make an "over and above" donation, go to our Online Donation option at the non-profit "Networkforgood.org" website "donation cart".

Your networkforgood.org donation option is not the same as becoming an annual Supporting Member at our site. Rather, NetworkforGood.org is a way to make an additional donation. Networkforgood works with thousands of organizations and churches to provide them with a simple online donation option. It's safe and secure.

If you prefer to send your "over and above" contribution by check, send it payable to Rotation.org Inc to:
Rotation.org Inc
c/o Cathy Walz, Rotation.org Treasurer
1518 Elgin Ave.
Forest Park, IL 60130

(please include your name and email with the check)

We are a "Guidestar" certified 501(c)3 non-profit.

Rotation.org Inc. is a volunteer-run, 100% member supported, 501(c)3 non-profit Sunday School lesson ministry. All content here is the copyrighted property of its listed author. You are welcome to borrow and adapt content here for non-commercial teaching purposes --as long as both the site and author is referenced. Posting here implies permission for others to use your content for non-commercial purposes. Rotation.org Inc reserves the right to manage, move, condense, delete, and otherwise improve all content posted to the site. Read our Terms of Service. Google Ad Note: Serving the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, S. Africa, and more!

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