These lesson plans are written by experienced church teachers using practical approaches to respond to the needs of volunteer teachers. They are designed to follow the Revised Common Lectionary and published by The Episcopal Church.
We are in the season of Advent.
There are Gospel Lesson Plans for younger children, older children and adults as well Old Testament Lesson Plans for younger children and older children.
Finding Lesson Plans
The Liturgical Calendar shows the current year and the lessons that fall on each Sunday.
The Comprehensive Index provides a chart of each Sunday in each liturgical year. Use the “Search this Website” on the top right of the page to search for keywords, seasons, and more.
Each week, you will find lesson plans on the Gospel reading for:
- Young children (intended for non-readers)
- Older children (grade school age children)
You will also find lesson plans on the Old Testament readings for:
- Younger children (intended for non-readers)
- Older children (grade school children)
Intergenerational lesson plans may be available at the beginning of each season and for many major feast days throughout the liturgical year.
These lesson plans can be used as written, or they are easy to adapt to reflect the context of your congregation’s children’s program.
We also have Lesson Plans for special days and Saints days that can be found here.
Using Lesson Plans that Work
Church affiliates, congregations, dioceses and organizations within the Episcopal Church may copy or reproduce materials as long as proper credit is given to Lesson Plans That Work and the author. All others must seek permission from the Formation and Vocation Ministries Office of the Episcopal Church before copying or republishing Lesson Plans That Work materials. If you have any questions, copyright requests, or for more information, please contact Valerie Harris, Associate for Formation and Vocation Ministries or The Rev. Shannon Kelly, Acting Missioner for Lifelong Christian Formation.