Topical Summer Sunday School

Each time a child enters your Sunday School class, you have the opportunity to share God’s love, grace, and mercy. Our Summer Sunday School curriculum gives you the tools you need to engage hearts and minds with the message of God’s love and forgiveness through Jesus.

Quick Facts

  • Age levels: Early childhood–
    grade 6
  • Number of lessons: 13 or 14
  • Format: Same-age classroom or large/small group
  • Lesson length: 50+ minutes

How It Works

Concordia's Summer Sunday School is a topical quarter that contains elements from both Growing in Christ and Cross Explorations, offering the flexibility you want for the busy summer months.


(10+ minutes)

Welcome the students, prepare their hearts for Sunday School, and introduce the week’s Scripture verse and Bible story.

God Speaks

(20+ minutes)

Get to the heart of the Bible teachings and engage students with age-appropriate discussions, skits, and posters.

We Live

(15+ minutes)

Give students a hands-on way to learn and internalize the Bible story through crafts, games, discussions, and more.


(5+ minutes)

End each week with a review of the lesson and Scripture verse before closing with any final thoughts and prayer.

Delivered: God’s Gifts of Grace

Students search fourteen Bible accounts to learn about God’s Means of Grace: the Word and Sacraments. They will see how through the Gospel, Holy Baptism, Absolution, and the Lord’s Supper, our triune God gives us His awesome gifts of salvation, faith, forgiveness, eternal life, and the strength to live as His people.

  • Jesus Welcomes the Children
  • Jesus Gives the Great Commission
  • Peter Preaches on Pentecost
  • Paul Baptizes the Philippian Jailer
  • Ananias Baptizes Saul
  • John Tells People to Repent
  • Jesus Forgives a Woman
  • Jesus Appears to the Disciples
  • Jesus Teaches about Forgiveness
  • Jesus Gives the Lord’s Supper
  • The Emmaus Disciples See Jesus
  • Jesus’ Touch Heals
  • Jesus Teaches about an Unforgiving Servant
  • Timothy Lives as God’s Child

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Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments

Why doesn’t God want me to have other gods? As long as I do my best, I’ll get into heaven, right? Children discover answers to questions like these in Fear, Love & Trust: Following God’s Commandments, a new topical Summer Sunday School. Thirteen Old and New Testament Bible Stories intertwine a castle theme to help children learn about God’s rules for holy living and loving in the Ten Commandments.

  • God Gives the Law
  • The Golden Calf
  • David & Goliath
  • Solomon Builds & Dedicates the Temple
  • Joseph Cares for Jacob
  • Abraham Rescues Lot
  • Isaac & Rebekah
  • Achan's Sin
  • David & Jonathan
  • Ahab Covets Naboth's Vineyard
  • Paul & Philemon
  • The Rich Young Ruler
  • Peter's Reinstatement

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Pray, Praise & Give Thanks: Jesus Teaches Us to Pray

Ah, summertime! What could be more fun than going to the county fair? From riding the Ferris wheel to participating in pie-eating contests, there’s so much to do, see, and learn. With a fun county fair theme intertwined into each lesson, Pray, Praise & Give Thanks helps students search thirteen Bible stories to learn about the Lord’s Prayer.

  • Daniel and the Lions' Den
  • Jesus Heals the Centurion's Servant
  • Peter & John Heal a Lame Man
  • Jesus Teaches His Disciples to Pray
  • The Baptism of Jesus
  • Zacchaeus
  • Paul & Silas in Prison
  • Job
  • God Provides Mann & Quail
  • Joseph Forgives His Brothers
  • The Temptation of Jesus
  • Three Men in a Fiery Furnace
  • The Saints in Heaven

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3 in 1: Discovering Our Triune God

Kids will explore who God is at Camp Wonder during this thirteen-week program. 3 in 1: Discovering Our Triune God uses Old and New Testament Bible stories, along with connections from the Apostle’s Creed and Luther’s Small Catechism, to help children discover our triune God all summer long.

  • God Made Us: God Creates the World
  • God Made the Angels: An Angel Rescues Peter
  • God Cares for Us: Elijah and the Widow of Zarephath
  • God Protects Us: God Rescues Israel
  • Jesus Is True Man: Jesus Is Born
  • Jesus Is True God: Jesus Rebukes the Storm
  • Jesus Is Our Savior: Jesus Suffers and Dies
  • Jesus Is Our Lord: Jesus Ascends to Heaven
  • Jesus Will Return: The Parable of the Ten Virgins
  • The Spirit Creates Faith: Jesus Teaches Nicodemus
  • The Spirit Renews Us: A Sinful Woman Shows Love
  • The Spirit Produces Good Works: A Widow’s Offering
  • The Spirit Makes the Church Grow: Philip and the Ethiopian

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H2Oh! God Keeps His Promises

Dive into fourteen Bible stories to discover the promises God made to His people in the Bible and to us! Young explorers will jump into the Bible to learn more about Noah, Moses, Elijah, Jonah, Naaman, Lydia, Paul, and others as they discover how God has poured out His love for His people.

  • Noah
  • Crossing the Red Sea
  • Water from the Rock
  • Elijah at the Brook Cherith
  • Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
  • Naaman Healed
  • Jonah
  • John the Baptist
  • Wedding at Cana
  • Built on the Rock
  • Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet
  • Lydia is Baptized
  • Paul’s Shipwreck
  • The River of Life

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I Spy Salvation’s Story

A fallen tower, a basket in a river, a small crown, burning coals . . . what can it all mean? Young investigators will gather clues, dig into the Bible, and put all of the pieces together to unearth God's plan of salvation. With I Spy Salvation's Story, kids will discover Old and New Testament Bible stories that they will never forget.

  • Tower of Babel
  • Birth of Moses
  • Rahab Believes
  • Hannah's Prayer
  • Isaiah Sees the Lord
  • King Josiah
  • Jesus Heals at Bethesda
  • The Good Samaritan
  • Jesus with Mary and Martha
  • Jesus' Triumphal Entry
  • Jesus in the Garden
  • Road to Emmaus
  • God Sends the Holy Spirit

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