Family Devotion Time: What Is Pentecost?

It’s time for Pentecost! Pente-what? Spend family time this week to learn about this special day in the Church Year. Remember Ascension Day? When Jesus left, He told everyone (including us) that He would be present always. Before He left earth, Jesus also said that He would send a Helper. And what a Helper! Pentecost … Continue Reading

Family Devotion Time: What Is Ascension?

Every year about this time, there is a very special Thursday that comes up. What is it? Why is it important? Ascension Day is the day that Jesus ascended into heaven. He told His disciples—including us—that He is preparing a place for us. He is always with us. And He is sending a Helper to … Continue Reading

Memorial Day Activities & Craft

What comes to mind when you think of Memorial Day? A day off work? The weekend when the pool is opened? People selling poppies in front of stores? If you polled some of the children you know, what would they say? Maybe it’s time to do some intentional teaching about this holiday and why we … Continue Reading

Building Faith Traditions: Baptism Birthdays (Part 2)

Welcome back! In the first part of this blog post, I gave you six ideas on traditions you can start at home or in your Sunday School to help celebrate baptismal birthdays. Are you ready for even more? Here are some more great ideas to celebrate Baptism birthdays! As you look at the pictures of … Continue Reading

Five Ways to Get Out of a Rut When Leading Sunday School

I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to get stuck in a rut in most aspects of life. Sunday School instruction is no different. I know—I’ve been there. You get locked into one kind of routine. When you started teaching, you probably never thought you’d keep doing this routine week in and week out. … Continue Reading

Building Faith Traditions: Baptism Birthdays (Part 1)

Think about your own Christmas celebration this past year. What comes to mind for you? Maybe it was the delight of watching your kids or grandkids excitedly unwrapping the gifts you got them! Perhaps it was the joy you experienced attending a special Christmas concert or worshiping in church on Christmas Eve. Whatever it was, … Continue Reading

Free Craft Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Are you ready to celebrate Mom in Sunday School? Don’t worry! These three craft ideas below will help your students create meaningful keepsakes to celebrate Mom. Click the link for detailed instructions and try out our suggestions on how to personalize each one. 1.  Helping Hands Apron – Try adding phrases … Continue Reading

How to Celebrate the Reformation in Your Sunday School

As we prepare to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, many congregations plan to host observations of this milestone. Is your congregation ready? Concordia Publishing House released a special resource to help congregations with their Reformation anniversary celebrations. Reformation Walk immerses participants in the sights, sounds, and flavors of the Reformation era. Participants … Continue Reading

Five Ways to Respond to the Question, Why Do Bad Things Happen?

“Why do bad things happen?” It’s a common question. In fact, I’d say it’s probably the most common and difficult question each one of us human beings face each day. We all go about our business, living each day just like the last. Then BAM. There’s a tragedy or a disaster. Someone loses a job, … Continue Reading