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…

How Do We Raise Kids to Know, Love and Serve Jesus?

It’s an honest question. As a Body of Believers, we must address this question head-on. And, we need to do it quickly. Amid the rapid rise of secularism, especially among America’s youth, we need people, including you and others, to bring their perspectives, insights, and best practices to the table in an effort to find…

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Lead Volunteers: An Inheritance in Heaven

As humans, we all respond to rewards. We are motivated both intrinsically and extrinsically, and God knows that. God is a God of rewards, but I think we often forget that God has truly incentivized serving and sacrificing for the Kingdom of God. He knows the human heart, and He has thus set up the…

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Lead Volunteers: Promise Little, Produce Much

All of us in ministry desire to please the people we shepherd. Part of pleasing them involves letting them know what we want to do, our future vision, and future ideas. As these ideas and visions are shared, people begin to attach and latch on to the ideas that you bring to the table. They…

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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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