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What If Nobody Came?

...to Sunday school (or whatever you call it at your church)? That is no longer a theoretical question for me, because it happened at my church one Sunday in April. 

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Children's offering causes/projects

As a new Sunday School coordinator, I'd like to find a project or cause that the kids could learn about and contribute to throughout the year. (In the past few years, they've already done Free a Family, Water for Life, and AIDS from http://www.crwrc.org/pages/crwrc_childrensresources.cfm so I'd like to try something new). Does anybody know of any others, perhaps with even a more local (Canadian) focus? Thanks for your help!
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How Do You Get Refreshed For Next Year?

Next week I will be attending a colloquium for grant recipients at Calvin College. During this time I hope to get new ideas, spend time in worship, and talk with Christians from many churches and denominations. This time reminds me that God's work happens in many different ways in many different places. It centers me. I am no longer just part of 14th Street CRC but part of a much larger church. I try to find a conference or two each year to help me take a step back from the weekly pressures of ministry and gain perspective on what I am trying to do. What do you do over the summer months to...
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Sibling Squabbles

I have a pair of 9 and 10 year old girls in my group who get on each others nerves quite easily. I'd love some ideas for keeping siblings on track during Sunday school!
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Library and Sunday School

Does anyone from the Sunday School Ministry contact the Library Ministry for resources? Or does your Sunday School "advertize" that the Library exists or has materials for kid? As a Church Library Ministry leader I want to get the kids and youth into the library to pick out some of the great resources we have available. How can the library get information out to our sunday school kids? Any ideas or suggestions would help?
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How many teachers do you have per age-group?

I try to recruit two teachers per level with one alternate so that the teachers can decide if they'll teach together each week, take turns, or have every third week off when the alternate teacher comes in. I think flexibility is important for leaders, but consistancy is also important for the kids. What has worked for your team?
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Sunday School

Hi I am trying to see what other churches are doing during “Sunday School” time for 6th thru 12th graders. We are trying to change it up at our church. If you would be willing to email me what you call it, curriculum, if it is working and any other details that would be helpful. Thanks soo much!! Sherri Kragt East Saugatuck CRC sherri@espoint.org
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How long is your Sunday school season?

I'm curious about what other churches do for summer programming. This is the first year we are having Sunday school all through the summer. We have trios of teachers who take turns leading, but it still seems like a summer break would be nice. I don’t want to burn them out! So what has worked for your church? If you go year-round, do you ever set aside the lesson plans and do something different during Sunday school? Maybe a service project or another special activity? Please post your ideas. Thanks!
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Rules, Rules, Rules . . .

What rules or expectations do you have for your class/group? How are the expectations created and communicated? What do you do to enforce them? Are they shared across grade levels, or specific to your class?
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Faith Stories Workshop

My name is Holly and I am the education director at South Grandville CRC. I am looking to put a faith stories workshop together to help people of our congregation write out their faith stories and share them with the children of our Sunday School. Does any one out there have ideas on how to do this?
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VBS/Summer Ministry

What are you planning for summer 2010? My team just met briefly and talked about summer ministry. We hope to have intergenerational events, but we're not sure yet whether to schedule a series for 4 or 5 weeks, once per week, or a weeklong VBS style ministry. What has worked best for your church?
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