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You are invited to participate in our 2024 Zoom Coffee Chats!

Join with other educators and teachers for conversation, encouragement, inspiration, and brainstorming at one of our occasional Zoom meetups!!

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Join us Thursday, April 25 for a FREE Zoom Coffee Chat with noted educator Donald Griggs, who will be sharing wisdom from his latest book: Axioms of Teaching in the Church: Affirmations of a Veteran Church Educator.


We are thrilled to welcome The Rev. Dr. Donald Griggs as our guest presenter at our April 25th free Zoom "Coffee Chat." Starting at 3 p.m. Eastern, Don will be speaking about his latest book, Axioms of Teaching in the Church: Affirmations of a Veteran Church Educator. "Axioms" summarizes a lifetime of insights and experience teaching children, youth, and adults in the church, creating lessons and Bible resources, and training teachers and pastors. Register Now.

In this free one-hour Zoom seminar, Don will share insights about six of his twelve axioms and comment briefly on the other six. He will also reveal three axioms he wished he had included in the book! Following the presentation, there will be time for sharing and questions with Don.

Learn more about Don and this event | Register Now on Zoom!

For nearly three generations, Don's creative lessons and gentle leadership have been a gift to Presbyterians and church educators across denominations. This will be a seminar not to be missed!

Register Now on Zoom

and join us Thursday, April 25th, 3 p.m. Eastern, 2 Central, 1 Mountain, Noon Pacific

Supporting Members will be able to download a recording of the event and a teacher-committee training pamphlet based on Don's Axioms. Join now.


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Recap of our Daniel Writing Team Lesson Set launch celebration


Here are some highlights and links from today's Zoom Coffee Chat celebrating the launch of the Daniel: Fire and Lions Writing Team Lesson Set:

  • You can find the Daniel: Fire and Lions Bible background here. That FREE resource that is open to all.
  • You can see summaries of all of the creative lessons and resources in the Daniel lesson set here.
  • The Daniel lessons (as is the case with all of our Writing Team Lesson Sets) are free to our Supporting Members. You can see information about everything you receive access to with a $45/year membership here. (Many thanks to those of you who are already Supporting Members!! ❤️)
  • Here is lots of help if you are interested in learning more about how to teach a Bible story using the shadow drama technique that is featured in the Fiery Furnace drama lesson.
  • Here is a video from writer Samantha Corcoran showing an overview of the Exile Journey Stations Workshop, demonstrating how fun and easy it is to teach this creative lesson:
  • Check out our guide to using the free SunsCool Bible app, which is a great tool for encouraging families to dig into Bible stories at home.
  • Do you want to be sure you are notified about future Zoom Coffee Chats? Click the green bell icon at the top of this page to follow this announcement topic (or follow us on Facebook and join our Facebook Community).
We talked about a lot of things today. If there is something you would like more information about that I forgot to include, or anything else I can help you with, please let me know!
Amy Crane, board of directors president


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