When some of us think of Sunday school, we envision a group of children in child-size chairs listening to an adult read a Bible story. Behind them is a bulletin board filled with maps of the Holy Land and the children’s art work, with a chart on the wall boasting lines of gold stars for each child’s attendance. Everyone colors in a workbook and can’t wait to take home the handout that the teacher distributes.
Sharon Ely Pearson is a Christian formation specialist with Church Publishing Incorporated. She blogs on Christian education at rowsofsharon.com and is the author of Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Theologies of Confirmation for the 21st Century (Morehouse).