Cynthia Brown is the Director of Christian Education at St. Augustine Lutheran Church in Troy, Michigan. She also serves as an adjunct professor of family life at Concordia University Ann Arbor.

Recent Posts by Cynthia Brown

6 Questions to Ask Your Sunday School Teachers NOW

If your Sunday School is winding down for the school year and you’re eager for that summer break, HOLD ON A MINUTE! Don’t close those classroom doors until you have connected with each of your teachers and assistants to talk about their experiences. Their high calling of loving children and helping them experience Jesus’ love deserves time and attention. So take the time to listen—you are investing in the future of the children and staff under your care. The information you receive now will give you a head start for fall preparations, and you’ll have the summer months to tweak glitches that become apparent.

A Fall Check-Up for Your Sunday School

The page on the calendar has turned to October, and if you are a leader in Children’s Ministry, your fall programs have been underway for several weeks now.  Volunteers are serving and parents are bringing their children.  What a perfect time to assess where you’re at and create course corrections before unwelcome patterns become too deeply ingrained.  What an ideal time to envision and prepare for “the- greater- good” that God may have in store for your ministry. 

Tips for Recruiting Sunday School Teachers

Children’s Ministry leaders across the country are experiencing the annual “August panic.”.  It goes something like this:  “Sunday School starts up again in three weeks and we don’t have enough teachers!   Eeeeks, what will we do?”    

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