Sunday School Ideas

Find great Sunday School Ideas, along with reliable resources, helpful advice, and much needed encouragement in Christ! Take a look at some ideas for Sunday School Lessons for Fall... and More! 

The Ideas section is one of the newest on the Sunday School Center website. It is my hope that it will be a helpful resource of ideas for you in your ministry.  

Here's hoping you find some new Ideas...

This month check out some ideas for Fall classes.  Also... see our brand new pages dedicated to Teacher Training and Recommended Resources!

Teacher Appreciation

It has come to that time of year where we can really show the teachers in our lives some appreciation for the work they have been doing. Read the article "How Do You Thank a Sunday School Teacher?" for some ideas and access several helpful resources that will make planning the perfect Teacher Appreciation Day somewhat less impossible! Templates for Teacher Appreciation Certificates are included!

Teacher Appreciation!

Teacher Training 101

Visit our Brand New Teacher Training page!  Whether you are Planning a Teacher Training Program, or you just have a few questions about being a Sunday School Teacher, this page is for you!

Teacher Training 101

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Teaching the True Meaning of Christmas

Too often today our children are exposed to ideas about Christmas which are "More Tinsel than Truth."

While traditions are an integral part of the Christmas season, it is important for us to teach our children the truth behind the celebration of Christmas:The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This teaching can be done in fun and interesting ways. There is no reason to diminish the fun or festivity of the season.

In fact, if you think about it, we Christians have the greatest reason to celebrate and be merry during this time of the year! We celebrate the fact that the Savior, God's One and Only Son, Jesus, was born here on the earth!

Like the angel said to the shepherds...

"...behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which isChrist the Lord." Luke 2:10-11

It's good news... not bad news! It is fun and exciting, not dull and uninteresting! Just imagine a birth announcement given by an angel who was joined by "a multitude of the heavenly host" praising God and saying...

"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."Luke 2:14

After a start like that, our retelling of this same news should at least be fun and interesting!

Let us rekindle that sense of awe and wonder in our hearts which causes us to whisper as we talk about the wise men following the Star of Bethlehem, and to raise our voices in song when we think of those angels from the realms of glory!

Christmas is more than tinsel and tradition. It is fact... not fancy.

Having said that, we don't have to be heavy handed or "Scrooge-like." We don't have to go around trying to dash people's dreams about Christmas, or to rout out every non-biblical notion. After all, tinsel and traditions are fun, and some of our traditions have roots in ancient facts.

We just have to make sure that we present the truth as well. When asked, we can refer to the "true part" of Christmas and the "pretend part" of Christmas. We can assure our Little Ones that even if the pretend part happens to go away one day... (as it inevitably does)... the true part will NEVER go away. NO ONE can ever take that part away from you!

The true part of Christmas is that well over 2000 years ago a baby was born here on earth, to a virgin, in a little town called Bethlehem. This baby, Jesus, was (and is) the One and Only Son of God. And because he was born, the world has never been the same.

Praise God!

This Christmas, let us find new ways to tell the old story that is still true!

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas!
Sharon Chatwell

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Sunday School Ideas for Spring!

Just Us Little Guys!
Find a year's worth of curriculum for children ages 4-7. For Spring, why not try out some of these lessons? 

  • The Life of Jesus - 12 lessons about Jesus' Ministry
  • Easter - 8 lessons on Jesus' Life, Death, Burial and Resurrection

Youth Group Lessons!
Find 9 months of lessons (or more) to use with your Youth.
Discussion-based questions that will help liven up any Youth Group. Look up what the Bible has to say about the questions too! Pick one section to do in the fall and another to do in the spring!

  • God the Father - 12 lessons about God as Creator
  • God the Son - 12 lessons about God as Savior
  • God the Holy Spirit - 12 lessons about God as Enabler

Holiday Sunday School Lessons!

Find Sunday School Ideas for lessons for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!

More Sunday School Ideas...

As you know, the Sunday School Ideas section of our website has recently expanded

We have added brand new pages with Sunday School ideas for Teachers' Training, and Recommended Resources.  Be sure and check these out!

In the future, I hope that you will be able to come here to find more good ideas, helpful advice, and much needed encouragement in Christ!

You are the workforce that keeps Sunday School up and running! I want you to have access to Sunday School ideas that will be helpful to you in your ministry!

God bless you as you continue to serve God right where you are!

With love in Christ,

Other Topics from Sunday School Ideas...

  • Teacher Training!
    Teacher Training for Sunday School Teachers and Administrators. Whether you're Planning your own Teacher Training program or you just need a few answers to your questions about teaching, this is for you!
  • Christmas Ideas!
    Read the article "Teaching the True Meaning of Christmas" which reminds us of the importance of teaching our children the truth behind the celebration of Christmas: The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. On this page you will also find links to Christmas skits, as well as to a full set of Christmas lessons, which include skits, activities, and crafts.
  • Easter Ideas!
    Read the article on "Teaching About the Empty Tomb". Find out about Easter Skits and get Ideas for Easter Sunday School Lessons, which include crafts, skits, and other activities.
  • Teacher Appreciation!
    Read the article "How Do You Thank a Sunday School Teacher?" Access several helpful resources that will make planning the perfect Teacher Appreciation Day somewhat less impossible! Templates for Teacher Appreciation Certificates are included!
  • Ideas for Summer!
    Read the article "Gearing Up for Fall!" Learn about how to prepare and plan this spring for the upcoming summer and fall! Get some good advice on things to think about and pray over, as you make plans for the new Sunday School year!
  • Halloween Ideas!
    Read the article "Halloween: Party or No Party?" Find links to helpful resources for planning an Alternative Event for Youth or for hosting the Perfect Kids' Party! You'll also find links to Halloween Sunday School lessons for children (Preschool to Youth.) Remember... "The best defense is a good offense."
  • Recomended Resources!
    Find recommended resources for Sunday School, available online for you to use. You will love these valuable ideas for Sunday School!  
  • 2014 VBS Reviews!
    See reviews of all 2014 VBS programs from publishers such as Group, Standard, and Gospel Light.

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