Category Archives: Christian Education ~ Ideas and Advice

Lent and Holy Week Resources & Ideas for At Home, Families – During the 2021 Pandemic

The Christian educators over at www.rotation.org have been posting a lot of great ideas for teaching and celebrating Lent and Holy Week with the COVID pandemic still happening here 2021. These ideas are specifically written with homes and families in mind, and … Continue reading

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Teaching with Bible Maps

Why and how to teach with Bible Maps in Sunday School I have updated this article and posted it as a free PDF over in the Bible Maps resource topic at Rotation.org

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At-Home Advent and Christmas Videos, Lessons, and Activities

Over at www.rotation.org we’ve been collecting our favorite FREE at-home Advent and Christmas resources and sharing them with our church members. Enjoy this free presentation and then go to www.rotation.org/pages/advent to see the menu of links to all these great … Continue reading

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Preparing for Advent 2020 under COVID restrictions

Rotation.org has added a brand new forum all about Preparing for Advent 2020 worship, Christmas programs, teaching, at-home traditions, Live Nativity, and Blue Christmas, favorite Christmas videos, Zoom singing and worship, and an “Advent Haggadah” — all with an eye … Continue reading

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Ideas for Celebrating Advent and Christmas in 2020, the year of COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing

Rotation.org’s Advent Forum has a terrific bunch of Advent and Christmas ideas, lesson plans, video clips, and ideas for celebrating Advent and Christmas in 2020 — the year of the COVID-19 pandemic when so many social-distancing restrictions will affect our … Continue reading

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Free Sunday School Lessons (should also be creative)

Free Sunday School lessons are a great idea, but only if they are: a. Actually good (and not just a slim retread of something from the 60’s). b. Offer you creative choices (like different types of media, not just a craft). c. And … Continue reading

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Teaching Paul to Children in Sunday School

Scripture selections, Lesson ideas, and Software suggestions from (Rev.) Neil MacQueen, www.sundaysoftware.com The life and teaching of the Apostle Paul often get scant attention in Sunday School curriculum, and it’s no secret why: TIME: Most Sunday Schools don’t get around to teaching … Continue reading

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A Wake-up Call to Parents

Dear Moms and Dads, When your kids grow up, leave the church, and later on don’t take your grandchildren to church*, please do not blame the church. Instead, look in the mirror for part of the problem. I’m 99.9% sure your … Continue reading

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Sunday School in Decline? (Maybe Not)

Google “Sunday School in Decline” and you’ll see some articles decrying the “decline.” But according to a Barna Survey, it may not be true. According to Barna’s survey, Sunday School attendance has increased ever so slightly across America from 1991 to 2006, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Reasons to Teach Sunday School

Here are my Top Ten Reasons to Teach Sunday School… (with apologies to David Letterman.)   Right click to save.  

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Boys (and Men) in Church

Recently I wrote a short piece about the importance of appealing to BOYS in Sunday School. It’s no secret:  as boys get older, their Sunday School drop-out rate significantly out-paces that of the girls.  The only real debate is “why” … Continue reading

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Special Needs Kids and Computers

Every month I get calls and emails from the parents and teachers of “special needs” kids asking about our software. They want their kids to thrive in Sunday School, but the classrooms and volunteer teachers are often not equipped to … Continue reading

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