Get Ready for Sunday School

Debbie Kolacki


If you need some assistance and/or inspiration to jump-start your Christian Education programs for the new year, consider attending a free webinar offered by PRC – Practical Resources for Churches on August 10, 2017 at 7 PM Eastern time.

The title of the webinar is “Getting Ready – for CE Directors” and it’s led by Christian educator Elizabeth Christie who will be discussing an effective schedule for communications, programming, staffing, facility maintenance, and administrative duties. Don’t worry if you can’t attend the live broadcast; the webinar will be recorded. Register here to attend the webinar or receive a link to view the recording.

Are you considering a new curriculum? Deep Blue Kids, the children’s Sunday school curriculum offered by the United Methodist Church, is also recommended by the United Church of Christ and used by other denominations as well. It is a comprehensive curriculum available for babies through tweens and is available as a traditional or rotational curriculum. New to the Deep Blue family is Deep Blue Life, a “downloadable, customizable curriculum option that focuses on living life faithfully.” It includes Bible stories, stories about faith leaders, and spiritual practices.

Another children’s curriculum that focuses on spiritual practices is Shine: Living in God’s Light published by the Church of the Brethren and the Mennonite Church. Like Deep Blue, Shine is recommended by the United Church of Christ and used by numerous other denominations. Shine encourages children to express their faith “through lives of compassionate peacemaking and service.” Samples of Shine can be downloaded from the website or you can request a free all ages preview pack.

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