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Stories on the Way: Lesson Plans for Small Sunday Schools by Rhonda Waters is licensed under a

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from the author.

Follow the link above for more information on the license but, in essence, it means that you are free to use, copy, and share these lesson plans BUT you are not free to modify them or use them for commercial purposes without permission.  If you are interested in modifying them or using them for commercial purposes, please contact me through the comments on this site or by emailing me at storiesontheway at gmail dot com.

Lesson Plans by Unit (PDFs)

Unit 1:  Creation

Unit 2:  Moses and the Burning Bush

Unit 3:  Commandments

Unit 4:  New Heavens and a New Earth

or download Units 1-4 as a package

Unit 5:  The Christmas Story (and Pageant)

Unit 6:  Baptism of Jesus

Unit 7:  Calling of the Disciples

Unit 8:  Peter Walks on the Water

or download Units 6-8 (Epiphany) as a package

Unit 9:   Temptation of Jesus

Unit 10:  Last Supper (includes bonus lesson on Jesus washing the disciples’ feet)

Unit 11:  Passion and Resurrection

or download Units 9-11 (Lent) as a package

Unit 12:  Parable of the Sheep (and Goats)

Unit 13:  The Story of Pentecost

Unit 14:  Psalm 139

or download Units 12-14 as a package

And that’s the lot of them!

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Mark Monroe permalink
    September 18, 2010 11:26 pm

    Thank you thank you thank you!

  2. Lynn Uzans permalink
    September 18, 2010 11:27 pm

    Rhonda, this is just what I’ve been looking for. I’m meeting with one of our Sunday School teachers today and am really excited now (I was totally frustrated a few hours ago because I couldn’t find a curriculum that would work for us this year. We have a roomful of Godly Play materials with no one to facilitate. A teacher who is keen but very hesitant about her skill level and a gaggle of wide-eyed children who will be here sporadically). Nicole forwarded me your link. Now I can go into the meeting with enthusiasm, set aside the mediocre materials I had planned to present and facilitate a conversation that will hopefully start us strong.
    Thank you , as I’ve said to you before, you are a fine gift to The Church. All blessings as you continue your vocation. Lynn

  3. Margaret permalink
    September 18, 2010 11:28 pm

    I have been following your lessons with great interest. As a primary teacher for many years, I recognized the excellence of your work and I cannot tell you how delighted I am with your contribution to the life of the small Sunday school. God bless you as you continue your studies.

  4. September 30, 2010 10:07 am


    What a wonderful discovery! Thank you so much for contacting me and sharing your useful curriculum. It reminds me of The Episcopal Church’s “Lesson Plans that Work” that was initially developed for small churches and follows the lectionary. Here you have created a great model based on Biblical stories that can be used ‘rotationally’ or on their own. I’ve just explored a few lessons, but will dig deeper as time allows. And I will be happy to share it with others here in the U.S.

    What a gift you have given to the Church and all our children!

    Peace, Sharon Ely Pearson
    Christian Formation Specialist
    Church Publishing, Inc. / Morehouse Education Resources

  5. October 29, 2010 1:32 pm

    I am the new Sunday School Superintendent at St.Joseph of Nazareth in brossard and at Re.chris Belle’s suggestion I have started to use your program. I love it and find it easy to follow, innovative and informative. Our other teachers also like it very much.

  6. Wezote Kreo permalink
    February 19, 2011 11:11 am

    Thank You so much. May God bless you abundantly.

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