Writing Schedule for Rotation.org's Writing Team 

See the menu of completed lesson sets:  Old Testament  |  New Testament

Access to the Team's creative lessons is THE major benefit of being a Supporting Member.

Coming in 2019

  • Jesus Feeds the 5000  ...coming April 2019
  • Psalm 23  ...coming late summer 2019
  • Advent Angels and Shepherds ...coming late summer 2019
  • The Ten Commandments ...coming late 2019


Coming in 2020

  • The Good Samaritan ...coming early 2020
  • The Story of Ruth ...coming spring 2020
  • Daniel: Furnace and Den ...coming summer of 2020
  • Micah 6:8 What does the Lord Require?   ...coming late 2020

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Coming in 2021

  • Jonah ...coming early 2021
  • The Prodigal Son ...coming summer 2021
  • Man Let Down through the Roof ...coming late 2021



The above stories have some good content for them in our public forums, ...which is one of the reasons they haven't been on our schedule until now. However, our Writing Team is producing such creative and detailed lessons that, after working on other stories that didn't have enough good public content, we have now put these important stories on our "to be written" list. 

Learn more about the creative work of our Writing Team

Are you a volunteer looking to improve your creative lesson writing and teaching skills?  Email Neil at webmaster.rotation@gmail.com to join one of our teams. We provide training materials, collaborative brainstorming, and help our writers with lesson development and editing. You'll work with a team of experienced and new writers to produce a lesson set for our community.

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The Writing Team Training Initiative

In 2019, Rotation.org began a major new initiative to provide special training to our volunteer writers and create a body of writer & teacher training materials for future writing teams and supporting members. This extra-effort is made possible by a grant from First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham Michigan.*  If you are interested in being considered for this training, email Neil at webmaster.rotation@gmail.com.


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Team Background ~ How we got from there to here

Many years ago, the Writing Team was an informal and rather loose process. Volunteers simply suggested lesson ideas to one another, and then went their separate ways to write and post their lesson plans with some modest formatting applied afterward. As you can imagine, the results were uneven

In 2015 the Board commissioned the rewriting of all 34 original WT lesson sets to make them worthy of our members' support and our creative standards. The Lead Writer of this three-year effort was Neil MacQueen and our chief Editor was Luanne Payne. Their work was supervised and energized by members from our Board of Directors (each a creative writer in their own right).

During the three-year "renovation," we learned a lot about the importance of working together, having creative standards, exploring new ideas and techniques, welcoming feedback, and the importance of creative direction and leadership. 

Being a "sharing community," the Board wanted to involve more people in the process and the creative habits of our renovation team, and document them for future writers. Knowing these ambitious goals would take time and money, we reached out to FPC Birmingham* to help fund the start-up of this initiative. 

New Writing Team Goals 

Learning from our past experiences, the New Writing Team aspires to:

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  • Greater teamwork and accountability.
  • New levels of creativity.
  • Training and leadership for writers.
  • Create and Share lesson plans that inspire teachers and their students.
  • Document the creative habits, insights, and expertise of creative writers so that future writers and our members can learn from them.


"Writers in Training"

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One of the things we learned from past teams was that many volunteer writers feel unsure about their creative skills and lesson writing ability and want to learn -- not just write. We also learned that some creative teachers didn't know how to share their teaching expertise with others, or were missing certain insights that could make their gifts bloom and be shareable.





Working with our Lead Writer and Editor, each writer...

  • Learns how to discover and develop creative ideas for teaching Bible stories.
  • Improves their ability to write for others, as well as improves their teaching skills.
  • Is challenged with new ideas about lessons and learning in Sunday School.
  • Produces creative, peer-reviewed lessons that will be used by thousands of teachers over many years to come.
  • And shares their gifts with writers on their team and with future writers through the improvement of our training materials and the lessons they have written.


In addition to helping creative people expand their skills and writing ability, we are also creating a body of writer-training AND teacher-training articles that will eventually be shared with the entire Rotation.org community. Unlike most other curriculums and their publishers, we want to share our experience and expertise rather than keep it hidden.

In part, these documents share the insights of creative writers regarding various techniques and workshops. But they also share the various techniques of how creative writers brainstorm, where they come up with their ideas, what they try to avoid, and how they make SURE their ideas teach the story's meaning. 

These documents will be posted to our Supporting Members Fall 2019.

This project is made possible by our Supporting Members and churches like First Birmingham MI. If you would like to support the Writing Team and get access to its lessons, become a supporting member. If you would like to join a team, post a 'reply' below or email us.



*First Presbyterian Church Birmingham is one of Rotation.org's oldest supporters and has been a champion of the Rotation Model since it first burst on the C.E. scene in the mid-1990's. In the early 2000's FPC was instrumental in funding Rotation.org's evolution from a project led by a few committed individuals to the international non-profit community it has become. Learn more about the Rotation.org Board and our mission.

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