Sunday School Articles
We have entered into the time of year when Christian educators and congregations begin to review the past program year and plan for the future. This often involves evaluating curriculum and determining if a new resource should be used in the coming year or if there is any supplemental materials to use with the current curriculum.
Nine seven- and eight-year olds arrive and the room fills with chatter, quieting only a little when you ask, “What happened to you this week?” Eight times you learn about new teeth, a perfect spelling test, a video game that is awesome. My grandpa died last night comes from the ninth child and the room falls silent.
The entire Episcopal Children’s Curriculum is archived online. We’ll walk you through what the curriculum looks like and how to locate the pieces.
When to teach Easter is a fundamental question for churches who see high attendance numbers on Easter Sunday but do not offer formational time on the Feast Day.
Here is the question: Is Sunday school still valuable in building up the next generation of Christians? Or is it a tragic hindrance to the overall goals of the Christian community?
The answer must take into account a full view of faith formation. But in short: Yes Sunday school is valuable. And yes, a traditional model of parish-based Christian education can still be effective is nurturing children and offering them knowledge, skills, and values to grow into adult followers of Jesus Christ.
Illustrated Children’s Ministry provides artistic resources for learning and coloring throughout the church year, for congregations, classrooms and homes.
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