Sunday School Ideas

Sunday School Ideas

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Featured Article: How Do You Thank a Sunday School Teacher?

Sunday School Ideas

Just Us Little Guys!
Find a year's worth of curriculum for children ages 4-7. 

Bible Coloring Pages!
Coloring pages with Bible Story for children ages 4-11.

Children's Bible Lessons!
Sunday School Lessons for elementary age children, ages 7-11. 

Youth 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!

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Teacher Training 101
Are You Called? (Not on the phone.)
Are You Led? (Not by the nose.)

Are you a new Sunday School Teacher? Do you have questions, fears, doubts?  

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There you will find this manual for teachers and administrators...

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Share the Gospel with Others!

The Jesus Film® app is now available. Download the app for free, and access all of the Jesus Film Project's movies and videos for free! Get your free app now and start sharing The Jesus Film and other great resources with people you meet!!

The God Tools app from Cru makes it easier than ever to share your faith in the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. We recommend this app for youth or adults to use to share their faith in an easy, fun way.

Suggest these apps to your Youth Group to help them talk to their friends about Jesus.


How Do You Thank a Sunday School Teacher?

It seems that the usual way of doing things for Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day is to take a little chunk of time during the Sunday Worship Service to recognize the teachers and other workers. This usually happens on or around Promotion Sunday, or near the end of the school year.

The funny thing is that each year it always seems to surprise everyone! As if the Christian Education Board suddenly met one night and said “Uh, oh… It’s the end of the year! What are we doing for the Sunday School Teachers?” And then someone (probably someone just like YOU) gets put in charge of planning some sort of suitable recognition.

As if it was possible to plan a suitable recognition ceremony for Sunday School Teachers! Just exactly HOW do you do that?

What is it you are going to do for people, who come to church every single solitary Sunday with a lesson prepared, and sit in a room full of students to lead them through the intricacies of the Bible, teach them, raise them up, pray for them, and ultimately lead many of them to saving faith in Christ? I tell you right now; whatever you are planning to do… it is not enough!

The only way these people will ever get the reward they deserve is when they get to heaven and our Lord, Jesus Christ tells each of them ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.’ Matthew 25:34

But… (Good news for you…) They probably KNOW that already!

So, in the meantime, they will smile happily and be genuinely grateful for the lovely Christian bookmark or refrigerator magnet that you give to each of them. They will appreciate the card you took time to write, or the plant you tied the bow around.

They will most likely kick their toe in the dirt, or study the intricate weave of the carpet, as you have them stand in front of the congregation, while you extol their virtues. And all the while they will be thinking about how grateful they are that this day only comes around once a year!

In the end, all they really want to do is get back to their classrooms and to their students; because that is where God speaks to them and feeds their soul. These are the teachers you want.

They are the ones who come back year after year. They sign up to teach, volunteer to substitute, and even offer to be there for VBS. They are the ones you can’t ever pay back for the time, treasure, and talent they have given away. And don’t worry… you don’t have to! Like I said, their true reward is coming later!

For now, break out the refrigerator magnets, and get those bookmarks all lined up. Print up the Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Certificates and write all those Thank You notes. Because for now, this is the best we can do for these dedicated saints of God… at least on this side of heaven!

Sharon Chatwell

Find a Printer Friendly version of "How do you Thank a Sunday School Teacher?" in the Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day packet.

More Sunday School Ideas...

Our Sunday School Ideas section of our website has been expanded to include pages with Sunday School ideas for Teachers' Training, and Recommended ResourcesBe sure and check these out!

In the future, I hope that you will be able to come Sunday School Ideas page 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,

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  • Getting Ready for Fall!
    Read the article "Gearing Up for Fall!" Learn about how to prepare and plan for Sunday School programs this 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."
  • 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!

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