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…

Experience On-Demand Discipleship

The need for child discipleship is critical. As parents, you feel the need for your kids to know God and His Word; but you’re not sure how to take this on by yourself at home. Life is busy and time is limited. As leaders, you’re wondering how you can encourage parents to foster discipleship in…

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AWANA Invites You to The Child Discipleship Forum

The Child Discipleship Forum is a gathering of local pastors and children’s ministry leaders who want to collaborate, learn, and dialogue about the most critical factors that shape long-term discipleship in children. This event will give you the opportunity to impact the nature of children’s ministry and children’s ministry resources in the coming decades and…

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We’ll Be at the Children’s Ministry Expo!

On February 5, 2021, Sunday School Zone will be exhibiting and leading conferences at the Children’s Ministry Expo in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With appropriate social distancing protocols in place, we’ll be talking to people about their kids ministries and how Sunday School Zone can support what they’re doing, whether that’s in the local church, home school,…

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Foundational Life Questions (And Answers)

The Universal Experience of Time No matter where someone lives, or the culture within which he or she lives, each person is moving through time and, consequently, living with an awareness that the passing of time creates for us a past, present, and future. All people everywhere experience the passing of time. This is a…

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Activities Search Feature on Sunday School Zone

Sunday School Zone has over 2,000 free, printable Bible activities related to more than 100 Bible stories (and the number is growing!). We try to make it easy to find a particular activity on a particular story, but it can still be difficult to find what you’re looking for just because of the large number…

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Welcoming Students Back After Quarantine

While self-quarantining in recent weeks, there was more than once the song, “He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands,” played in my mind. Sometimes that’s hard to believe when the world seems turned on end, but at the end of the day, we serve a good God, who really does have this whole big…

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Preschoolers Are Incredible People!

Indeed! Preschoolers are special people with unique and varying developmental needs. Older preschoolers may never be at a more teachable point in their lives. This fact alone gives us a wonderful opportunity to fulfill God’s timeless command to teach His story to successive generations (Deut. 4:9). As we teach, we must consider all aspects of…

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Five Keys to Life-Changing KidMin Worship

You never intended to become a worship leader. But, somewhere along the way, the role of “worship leader for children” was added to your job description at church. Now you’ve got to figure out how to do something more than just play a couple YouTube video clips while the fifth-grade boys give each other wet…

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Churches Are Getting Creative About Ministry

It’s no surprise that churches and people in ministry (especially kids ministry) are getting creative about how they connect with their people and how they seek to maintain fellowship, worship, and discipleship during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are discovering some great things churches are doing and we thought it might be good to share these…

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