Last modified January 25, 2001
Sunday School Topics
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This page contains links to a collection of articles and presentations on various
topics related to Sunday School. Some are articles which I have authored or collected from
various sources. Some are PowerPoint presentations which cover various aspects of Sunday
School work. This material has been presented in various forums around the state of Ohio
in my capacity as a State Sunday School Consultant. Using the Microsoft PowerPoint
Internet Assistant (PIA) to convert the presentations to WEB pages is the best way I know
to make this material readily available.
If you have not used PIA-generated web pages before, please take a look at the PowerPoint tips section to get the most out of these pages.
Thanks again for visiting The Sunday School Page and your interest in Sunday School
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|Advice to new Sunday School Directors|
Practical advice on what the job of a Sunday School director really is.
|T.E.A.M. Day 1995 |
This training resource is a presentation prepared for the major teacher training event for
the Jersey Baptist Church as a kickoff for our Sunday School organizational year. It
covers the basics of Sunday School work (at a high level), majors on inspiration and
motivation, and introduces our local promotional and training events.
|What Does a General Officer Do on Sunday Morning?|
Much of the job of a Sunday School Director must really be accomplished before Sunday
morning arrives...but this helpful checklist will give you ideas about how to profitably
spend your time encouraging others and keeping the wheels of the organization oiled during
the Sunday morning session.
|Advice to new Sunday School Teachers|
Not how-to, but background material on the nature of the task and the calling of a
Sunday School teacher.
|Seven Laws of Teaching|
Abstracted from the book of the same title, these seven principles are of great help to
both secular and spiritual educators today. Formulated in 1884 by John Milton Gregory,
Superintendent of Public Instruction in Michigan and founder of the University of
Illinois, these concise reminders have helped generations of teachers in their task.
|Teaching Quotes Worksheet|
This worksheet contains discussion starters about the task of the Sunday School teacher.
It is designed for use as an early-arrival activity or opening activity for a teacher
conference or training session, and does a great job helping folks get focused on the
topic of Sunday School work.
|The Call of the Sunday School Teacher|
A PowerPoint 97 presentation of the motivation and foundation of the Sunday School
|Congratulations to New Sunday School Members|
Reprint of an out-of-print 1976 flyer by Mavis Allen (Baptist Sunday School Board) which
is the best tool I've seen to orient new Sunday School members. Includes good
scripture reference summary.
|Gold Medal Growth Campaign: Sunday School Olympics|
Growing Churches magazine containing details about our 1996 summer
Sunday School growth campaign among six churches in Columbus, along with principles
contributing to its success.
|The Use and Abuse of Big Days|
An article on advantages and disadvantages of high attendance Sundays and other Sunday
School promotions and emphases.
|Sunday School High Attendance Promotions|
This PowerPoint 97 presentation relates some of the approaches to High Attendance days and
campaigns that have worked for us at Jersey, with principles which can be applied to your
|Kids on the Internet|
The Internet is a great place for children, but some simple rules will help avoid the
dangers they might encounter. An excellent guide for parents.
Reprint of an article from ParentLife, November 1997, LifeWay Press, Nashville, TN;
|Teaching Children's Sunday School |
A presentation addressing the specific area of teaching children (school grades 1-6),
including life needs, teaching methods, etc. This material is based on, but not limited
to, curriculum from the Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville, Tennessee.
|StarQuest: A Galactic Good News Adventure|
Learning about God's everlasting love for us...understanding how that love can change our
lives forever... and exploring what Jesus wants us to do during our life here on planet
Check out this year's new VBS curriculum from the Sunday School Board--rated number one by
Children's Ministry Magazine. Based on a space exploration theme, the material looks
great--it's what we'll be using at Jersey Baptist!
|Vacation Bible School -- Changing Lives|
This testimony from the experience of an Ohio church presents a poignant picture of what
far-reaching results can come from the investment of time and resources in conducting an
effective Vacation Bible School program.
|Christianity in the Workplace|
This paper provides a discussion of the Christian World View from an apologetic
perspective. The intent of this article was to help fellow, non-Christian employees better
understand the motivation and background of attitudes and actions of Christians in the
workplace. This is definitely not a Sunday School article, but could be used as a
discussion starter in an adult class.
|More to come! Send email to Thomas J. Cook to
suggest your topics of interest. |
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