You can always tell that August will be here before you know it when the big box stores start to stack the front aisles with back-to-school goodies, and you can only wonder what in the world happened to the past two months of summer!
Here at Sparkhouse, it has been a busy summer indeed. In July, we launched a new digital curricula platform – Sparkhouse Digital – and a small group series, Dialogues On, to help your adults tackle difficult topics. Plus, we had some fun along the way by attending this year’s ELCA Youth Gathering, continuing to track your #FlatJesus adventures, and making memories with the Frolic Summer Book Club!
As we celebrate everything that July had to offer, we’re highlighting your favorite blog posts from the month.
How to choose a preschool Sunday school curriculum
Teaching preschoolers about faith requires a different approach than your Sunday school kids – after all, they learn best through play! Linda Tibbitts, director of children’s ministry at Trinity UMC, shares her journey of selecting and using a preschool Sunday school curriculum. Read more.
My favorite moments from the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering
Sparkhouse’s Julia McClellan attended her first ELCA Youth Gathering this year, and shares her favorite moments on the blog! One of her top ones? Donating $2,000 to one lucky church (you can read about that here). Read more.
Flat Jesus takes on Minneapolis
Over the past few weeks, we have been following all of your journeys and adventures with your #FlatJesus. Of course, we had to join in on the fun! Check out where we took our #FlatJesus in Minneapolis… some old favorites and some new spots that you may not know! Read more.
5 essential tips for every small group leader
Whether you are leading your first small group or if you are a veteran, there are bound to be questions and situations that arise for which you may not be prepared. In this blog post, we highlight five key tips for any small group leader – and, there are some videos from experts with even more advice! Read more.
What to look for in a Sunday school curriculum
As we get ready for fall programming, Sunday School Director Kathryn Watson shares her tips (based on her own personal experience!) for what to look for when you are choosing and purchasing a Sunday school curriculum. Read more.