New 2024 Back To School Sunday School Curriculum

I just finished the editing round on our new Back To School: 4-Week Children’s Ministry Curriculum, and I’m excited to share the first week’s free sample lesson with you. Check it out and visit The Sunday School Store for the complete 4-lesson curriculum series. This four-week series is all about helping kids understand that God is always with them, no matter what challenges they face. Why is this curriculum so special? Because it focuses on four powerful

New Children’s Ministry Curriculum: “Everyday Heroes: Honoring God’s Workforce”

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest children’s ministry curriculum – “Everyday Heroes: Honoring God’s Workforce“. This 5-week downloadable series is crafted with the aim to teach our children the value and dignity of work from a biblical perspective. This engaging new curriculum is available for immediate download from The Sunday School Store. This is a perfect series for back-to-school and labor day to teach kids about the value of work. In our modern

NEW: Back To School 4-Week Sunday School Curriculum: Backpacks, Blessings, and New Beginnings

As we approach the new school year, it’s time to equip our children not just with school supplies, but also with spiritual tools to navigate this vital phase confidently. I am thrilled to introduce a new curriculum series from the Sunday School Store, titled “Back To School: Backpacks, Blessings, and New Beginnings.” This 4-week children’s ministry curriculum is designed for children aged 6-12 years old and is available for instant PDF download. Download the free sample lesson

Faith-Over-Fear Curriculum for Back To School

This year, more than ever, kids are feeling anxiety and fear about going back to school. They need to know God is with them. God can be trusted – HE can make a difference in times of fear. I’m excited to share about a new curriculum from Bethany Darwin. It’s a special 5-week curriculum based on Hebrews 11 that will help kids navigate fear by trusting in GOD. This awesome series FAITH OVER FEAR is available only through the Sunday School

"Back to School " Children's Sermon (Jesus, the Sin Eraser)

It’s time to buy school supplies for the new school year – that’s a perfect time to share this object lesson on how Jesus erases sin. Use the link below to download and then scroll down to watch the our teaching example video. Teaching Video “Back To School” Children’s Sermon “Back to School” Children’s Message: Jesus, the Sin Eraser   Main Objective: The goal of this object lesson is to communicate to students how Christ took on our

Back to School Children's Sermon (Sharp Pencils) Object Lesson

Use this creative children’s sermon for kids going back to school. It’s based on Proverbs 27:17 and uses pencils as an object lesson. Supplies: Whether or not it is back to school or class testing time, pencils are always valuable tools for demonstrating principles of Christian living. Children’s Message for “Back to School” To emphasize the pencil parables, start by giving each child an unsharpened pencil and piece of paper. Ask them to do something simple, like

"Back to School" Object Lessons (School Supplies Backpack)

Back to school is just right around the corner. One of my favorite things about going back to school is the supplies. The smell of new crayons, the sharpness of the new pencils, and the feel of new notepads full of paper. I just love it. Use these object lessons in Sunday School or Children’s Church to help kids prepare for the new school year. This makes a perfect children’s sermon to share with the congregation when

"Back to School" Devotional for Kids (Proverbs 1:5-7)

This free devotional is designed to prepare the heart of the kids for “yet another” year of school. The whole family is invited to join in on this devotional so that you can learn together about God and His heart for wisdom! Devotional Reinforcements: Give each child a backpack and a Bible. Pre-Devotional Questions: Why do you go to school? What types of things do you learn at school? Does God want you to be in school?

"Back to School" Free I-Spy Printable

We’re going to be heading back to school soon and it’s an important time in the lives of the students in our classes. Sometimes our kids can be nervous and anxious about heading back or starting school all together. It’s important for our kids to know that we care about what they’re going through and that we understand what they’re feeling. Click on the preview above to download this printable i-spy worksheet I’ve put together this free

Back to School Prayer Calendar

Prayer is both a spiritual discipline and a holy habit. Sometimes a seasons of changing routines can break good habits or provide opportunity for start a positive new routine. That’s what I love about prayer calendars, especially for kids launching into a new year of school. Our friends at Children’s Ministry Deals have posted this eye catching free printable calendar. It’s designed to get kids into a better prayer and quiet time routine as they learn to

Back to School (Children's Church Lesson) on Empathy

Empathy is an essential topic for children as they go back to school. Use this free Bible lesson from John 8 to help kids understand this Christian value. While at school children face many challenges.  Getting along with others is one of those challenges.  Whether children deal with being bullied or being a bully, a lesson in empathy can help them understand the people around them.  Having empathy leads to understanding and forgiveness.  Throughout the New Testament

Blessing of the Backpacks (Back to School Event)

Use these ideas in your children’s ministry as kids go back to school. Give them the spiritual boost and remind them God is going back to school alongside them! I love this time of year! Kids are headed back to school and back to church. Something about fall makes me think of big events and outreach ministries. In years past, we’ve done a few back to school giveaways but the “Blessings of the Backpacks” event is dear

Back to School – A Good Time to Reflect

I have always loved the “Back to School” time in August/September. “Back to school” time to me means sharp crayons, new pencils, and any new gadgets that will make school just a little more fun and colorful. We have decided to homeschool year-round. Taking 3 months off in the Summer doesn’t work for us and we like to take different breaks throughout the year. Even though we don’t take the summer off from school, this is still

7 Back To School Ideas for Church Events (for 2019)

Returning to school excites some kids and makes others apprehensive, understandably. (Parents feel the same way.) Back to school time is an excellent opportunity for the church to equip kids with a tool that they can use all year long, prayer. Since parents and kids are busy shuttling around for those last minute school supplies, it is important to make this prayer night or event convenient for everyone. Host a back to school prayer night and get

Helping Preteens: Back to School

**This is a guest post from Nick Diliberto from While summer is still in full swing, in just a few weeks many preteens will be back in school. The long summer days filled with swimming, snow cones, endless video game playing, the beach and staying up late will soon be gone. For preteens, back to school means experiencing lots of change and facing new challenges all at once. Here are a few issues preteens face when going

Back to School (Sunday School Lesson) Armor of God

Print this Back to School lesson for Sunday School to help prepare them for the first day of school! Going back-to-school is an exciting and challenging time for kids. They can make new friends, adjust to new teachers, and get back to a more structured lifestyle. It can also be a time of testing for their faith. This free Bible lesson will helps school children find strength in Jesus Christ when challenges arise. This teaching plan deals

Back to School Coloring Pages

Back to School 2020 is going to be different. So we collected our three most popular coloring pages about going to school again. Two traditional and one about online teachers. Download these free coloring page activities for kids as they get close to starting a new school year. Scroll to see the non-religious (for public school) and religious options (for churches). 4 Non-Religious Options (for Public Schools) We created these four options for teachers to use in

Back To School Ideas for Kids Church

During the summer, some ministries turn into literal “ghost towns” with empty chairs and a table full of volunteer tags. Summertime church attendance can be a bummer. All that changes in the fall as kids return home from summer vacations or weeks with the other parent. Schools open soon and parents will be focused on schedules and school supplies. What an ideal time to be the  kids’ minister! Gearing up for fall at kids’ church is key to