The Sunday School Zone Blog

The Sunday School Zone Blog contains insights on children’s spiritual formation as well as tips, ideas, and suggestions to help Christian parents and leaders as they work with kids of all abilities (and even adults with special needs) at home, church, and school. If you would like to contribute to the blog, please visit our Writer Inquiries page and then send us an explanatory email at [email protected] describing the kind of writing you’d like to do. We welcome those who have something of substance to say to Christian parents and teachers of children. You already know that Sunday School Zone offers tons of free, printable Bible activities for kids. If you think you’d like to contribute, please read more…

Learning God’s Unfolding Story

This little girl lives in Oklahoma. Her church, Evergreen Baptist Church in South Tulsa, uses God’s Unfolding Story for Older Preschoolers. Kristina Linson is the Director of Family Life-Preschool at the church. She sent me this message from a “new teacher who was trying to memorize the God’s Unfolding Story Cube…” I hate to bother…

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Allow Results to Speak for Themselves

Lead Volunteers: Quietly Allow Results to Speak for Themselves

The Endeavor Allow results to speak for themselves. Years ago, our team decided to undertake a massive endeavor and recreate and redesign all our brochures. Now, you may think in your mind that this was a simple task. But it was not a simple task. We started from scratch and it took us a little…

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Creating Relationship Between Volunteers

Lead Volunteers: Creating Relationship Between Volunteers

Sadly Surprised Years ago I was sadly surprised when I found out that some of our key volunteers who had been serving as small group leaders next to other small group leaders for 40 weeks of a school year didn’t know the name of the person sitting right next to them. I was abhorrently disappointed…

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Lead Volunteers: Don’t Recruit Disunifying People

I made a significant mistake early on in my ministry career. I made several decisions that were unpopular — but that was not my mistake. We are going to make decisions that don’t please everyone. That is a good case of the “normals.” An Honest Mistake My mistake was in recruiting some of the individuals…

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Lead Volunteers: Simply Say Thanks

A Simple Phrase It blows my mind how many leaders don’t understand the value of appreciation. Appreciation can come in many forms, but I want to speak right now to simply saying thank you. It’s a simple phrase that we were taught at a very young age — thank you. Over the years, I have…

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Minister's Wives

For Ministry Wives

The Value and Risk of Being a Ministry Wife As a minister, I have learned first hand the significant role that a minister’s wife plays in the impact of the couple’s ministry. Not only do ministry wives support and enable the minister in his unique calling, but they typically are engaged in a very real…

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Online Language Arts Courses

Sunday School Zone is all about helping families and churches teach the Bible to kids in ways that make a genuine, long-term difference for Christ’s Kingdom. For many families, that means going beyond free, printable Bible activities. We intend to provide substantive help and resources for families that want to be proactive in their child’s…

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God's Unfolding StoryBOOK for Kids

God’s Unfolding StoryBOOK for Kids

God’s Unfolding StoryBOOK for Kids: Old Testament Edition is now available for purchase on Amazon. Check out the trailer below to learn more about this helpful new resource from your friends at Sunday School Zone! Much more than just another collection of Bible stories, God’s Unfolding StoryBOOK for Kids: Old Testament Edition is an invaluable…

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The Resurrection of Jesus

The Resurrection of Jesus

The story of the resurrection of Jesus (Easter) is a crucial aspect of the gospel. The resurrection of Jesus confirmed that He truly is the long-awaited Messiah of the Old Testament, the Son of God. It also means that He is still alive today. Helping children (or anyone) understand the fundamentals of Jesus’ resurrection is…

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