Sunday School Curriculum & Teacher Helps

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Faith Formation Websites

Online Learning Exchange with current information, research, and resources in faith formation for all ages and generations.

Lifelong Faith: Includes information about the Faith Formation 2020 Initiative, a multi-year project to help congregations envision and design 21st century faith formation.

Miscellaneous

Barnabus in Churches
Ideas for Sunday and midweek groups, material for all-age worship, as well as links to books and resources.

Bless Each One
Offers seasonal and other resources.

Building Faith
The resource room of this website has numerous resources for those involved in Sunday school.

Christian Dollar Store
Discounted Christian items for gifts or for use in Sunday school, VBS, etc.

 dMarie Time Capsule
Secular site that tells you what happened on any day from 1800 – 2002

Sunday Software
Web site devoted to Sunday School computer software

Valley Bible
American Sign Language Dictionary of Religious Terms

Special Education

Special Ed Resource List, Contributed by Diane Monroe, Associate Director for Youth Education and Confirmation, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Summer Sunday School from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Summer Sunday School, Contributed by St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain, NC

Successful Summer in a Small Church, Contributed by Hope Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND

Bible Camp Ideas from Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Bible Camp, Contributed by Mary Toufar, Luther Park Bible Camp, Chetek, WI

Tips on Sign-Ups, Contributed by Mary Toufar, Luther Park Bible Camp, Chetek, WI

Parent Letter, Contributed by Mary Toufar, Luther Park Bible Camp, Chetek, WI

Sunday School, Administration from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Sunday School Tips, Contributed by Grace Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

Sunday School Teachers' Appreciation Dinner, Contributed by Bethany Lutheran Church, Siren, WI

Ways to Thank Sunday School Teachers, Contributed by Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Topeka KS

Fall Teacher Appreciation, Contributed by First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, WI

Vital Signs of the Sunday School, Contributed by unknown source

Sunday School Handbook, Contributed by Faith Lutheran Church, Cameron, WI

Recognition of Sunday School Teachers, Contributed by Trinity Lutheran Church

Rally Sunday from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Rally Sunday, Contributed by St. Philip's Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN

Rally Sunday, A Litany of Creation, Contributed by Calvary Lutheran Church, Moline, IL

Rally Day, Contributed by St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI

Sunday School Rally Day Program, Contributed by NEO Synod

Adventures into the Future, Contributed by unknown source

Free Sunday School Curriculum

Calvary Curriculum
53 free lessons for age 3 through kindergarten, as well as 325 Bible studies for grades 1-6. There is also a Topical Bible Study curriculum for grades 3-6.

Episcopal Children’s Curriculum
This curriculum was discontinued in print but is example as a free download on the website of the Virginia Theological Seminary. It is available in three age groups for preschool to grade 6 and there are three years of material for each age group.

Episcopal Curriculum for Youth
This curriculum is available for youth younger and older youth. Like the children’s curriculum, there are three years of lessons available as free downloads.

Hesed
Lesson plans based on the Narrative Lectionary for 2013-2014 (Year of John). There are resources for 2012-2013 (Year of Luke).

Lesson Plans that Work
Designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary, these lesson plans are written by experienced church school teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of volunteer teachers. Both a lesson plan for young children and a lesson plan for older children are offered each week, and intergenerational lesson plans are available for many major feast days throughout the liturgical year.

Mission Arlington
This site offers different curriculum sets in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese. 

Sermons4Kids
This website provides children’s sermons, group activities, as well as coloring and activity sheets for each Sunday in the lectionary year. Resources can be downloaded or you can order free CDs with the material.

Virtual Church School
This curriculum follows the Revised Common Lectionary and is available in both English and French.

Workshop Rotation Lessons

Faith Quest Rotation Lesson sets
Free workshop rotation lessons

Workshop Rotation Sunday School
Free workshop rotation lesson

Please look at these curriculum carefully before using to determine that they are in line with your church’s theological position.

Curriculum Tools from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Curriculum Checklist, Contributed by Hope Lutheran Church, Ladysmith, WI

Educational Ministry Goals, Contributed by First Lutheran Church, Greensboro, NC

Integrating Computers into Sunday School, Contributed by Catherine Fink, Heilig Resource Center, NC Synod

Spanish Language Sunday School Curriculum Free Downloads

Calvary Chapel’s Children’s Ministry has 325 free downloadable lessons from the Old and New Testaments available in both English and Spanish. It includes coloring sheets and other activity sheets.

Mission Arlington: Click on “resources” on the home page to download free children’s curriculum in both English and Spanish.

Sermons4Kids: This free site follows the lectionary and includes a children’s sermon for each week, plus coloring sheets and other activity sheets available in both English and Spanish.

Sunday School Bulletin Board and Classroom Supplies Websites

Carson-Dellosa Publishing, Inc.
“Bulletin Board Sets” then “Christian Bulletin Board Sets.”

Christian Supply

Teachers Paradise

In addition, teachers’ supplies stores sell bulletin board resources and some, such as Island School and Art Supply (http://www.educationalmaterial.com/), may carry some Christian materials. A.C. Moore and OfficeMax also sell bulletin board materials.

Bulletin Board Websites

Apostolic Faith Church Photos of bulletin boards are listed in three categories: holidays, seasonal, and themes.

Danielle’s Place

DLTK

Kid’s Sunday School

Teacher Help The Resources for Christian Teachers websites has links to many other sites with ideas for bulletin boards, calendars, murals, door decorations, borders, birthday displays, and other room decorations.

Pintrest Boards Galore Individuals post photos of bulletin boards. There are hundreds of photos on this site as well as a chat box for exchanging ideas and asking questions.

Workshop Rotation Model Websites

Free Lessons

Faith Quest Rotation Lesson sets Free workshop rotation model lessons

Curriculum Websites

Jubilation Station  (Part of David C. Cook Family curricula)
“Downloadable product, available only online. Fully downloadable and reproducible. Site Based: Your kids will learn and apply the Bible lesson as they travel between the Project, Large Group and Shepherd stations.” 

PowerExpress (Cokesbury)
Designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, this curriculum provides complete lesson plans, scripts, and activities, as well as ideas for station setups, and a complete listing of resources needed.

Spark Rotation (Augsburg Fortress)
Introduce kids to 48 Bible stories through art, music, cooking, video and more. Ideal option for smaller Sunday school programs and congregations that prefer a multi-age format.

Workshop Zone  (Part of David C. Cook Family curricula)
Year Two, author Vickie Bare. Downloadable lessons.

Sunday School, Rotational Model from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Sunday School Workshops, Contributed by unknown source

Rotational Sunday School- Small Church, Contributed by Taylor Lutheran Church, Taylor, WI

STATIONS Learning Area, Contributed by Zion Lutheran Church, Ferguson

Rotational Sunday School Hallway Art, Contributed by First Lutheran, Eau Claire, WI

Sunday  School Room Ideas, Contributed by Osseo Evangelical Lutheran Church, Osseo, WI

Vacation Bible School Websites

Ministry Tools Resource Center has articles on administration, crafts, curriculum, games, skits, etc.

Children’s Ministry site with extensive section on VBS, including reviews of VBS kits.

Web Sites that Sell VBS Kits at Discount Prices

www.christianbook.com

www.christianstuff.biz

www.churchpartner.com

www.discountvbs.com

www.sundayschooldirect.com

www.victorychurchproducts.com

Sunday School, Ideas from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin Resource Center

Sunday School Offering, Contributed by First Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

Salvation Scramble, Contributed by Immanuel Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, WI

Grandparents, Contributed by Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, WI

ABC Bible Verses Memory Book, Contributed by First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, WI

Valentines for A Congregation, Contributed by Gilman Lutheran Church, Spring Valley, WI

Sunday School Memory Work, Contributed by Lutheran Church of Martha & Mary, Mt. Prospect, IL

Memory Book, Contributed by First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, WI

Pennies for Bibles, Contributed by East Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amery, WI

Advent Class Projects, Available through the Lutheran Resource Center

Where's Noah?, Contributed by Zion Lutheran Church, Stratford, WI

Backpack Blessings, Contributed by Pastor Jennifer English, Calvary, Grand Forks, ND

The Ladder Program, Contributed by Parma Lutheran Church, Parma OH