Writing Children’s Sermons For Sunday School Zone
Writing children’s sermons is a great way to increase your exposure on the internet, expand your experience as a writer, and is a great way to get started as a writer for us. Children’s sermons aren’t long and will demonstrate your ability to write clearly, follow directions, and be creative.
We will pay $15 for each children’s sermon that we accept. The sermon must be original to you and you understand and agree that we are purchasing all rights to the sermon. That means we can edit it, rewrite it, and publish it, or not. It’s our content. In addition, we will provide a bio page for you and link to your personal or professional web site as appropriate. Sunday School Zone has a large and growing audience. Publishing on Sunday School Zone can be a great way to increase your visibility and strengthen your brand.
Here Are The Details
We generally assign sermon topics and texts based on stories for which we already have activities or illustrations. Please check with us before submitting a sample sermon.
The sermon must be original to you and you understand and agree that we are acquiring all rights to the sermon. That means we can edit it, rewrite it, and publish it, or not. It’s our content.
All of our children’s sermons need to follow a similar format and include the following items:
– A brief title. Creativity is good here. No more than 30 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
– A one-sentence (or less) summary of the primary theme or message of the sermon. What’s the point? Tell us in no more than 200 characters including spaces and punctuation.
– A single Bible reference (the fewer verses, the better) that provides a genuine biblical foundation for the point of the sermon. If you can’t find a biblical foundation for the sermon, rethink it.
– A sensory hook. This can be an object to be seen and/or touched, a sound (i.e., an audio clip) that can be heard, an image (or video) to be viewed, a fragrance to be smelled, something to be tasted, or a simple action to perform. It should be simple enough that the average leader (pastor, teacher) can acquire it, as well as be appropriate for a church setting. The description of the sensory hook should be no more than 100 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
– The message. The is the body of the sermon and should provide any needed explanation of the sensory hook, any helpful interpretation of the Bible text, and an application of the message in terms that a young child (6-year-old) can understand. The message should be no more than 2,000 characters or about 300 words, including spaces and punctuation.
Your writing can be submitted in a Word document or in a plain text file. Before you submit any children’s sermon, please make certain you’ve given us the required items listed in our Writer Guidelines.
Thank you. We look forward to hearing from you.
Author, Speaker, Bible Teacher
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