Through our Sunday School program at STSA, we aim to inspire children and youth to pursue God’s purpose for their lives, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a life-giving relationship with the Orthodox Church. This translates to fun, engaging, and age-appropriate lessons for kids, and practical resources for parents.
Milestones + Phases
Our vision for Sunday School at STSA is based on the fact that you, the parent, are the most influential person in your child's life - not their peers, their classroom teachers, or even their Sunday School teachers. This is true now more than ever. We, as Sunday School teachers and volunteers, are here to support and encourage you to maximize your time at home with your kids.
In the STSA Sunday School Book, you’ll find an overview of our Sunday School program, and resources for you and your family, as we set out to bring an ancient faith to our kids’ modern world. Along with these resources, we will update all Sunday School registrants with a weekly email newsletter that includes information on lessons, events, activities and, most importantly, some encouragement for you.
Parent-Led Sunday School Lessons
Weekly Lessons for each age group
We hope that you have fun with the below lessons and realize how amazing of a teacher you are! After all, you do know your kids the best. So, please feel free to get creative and present the lesson in any way that will help them grow in Christ.
calling all saints!
Watch reenactments of the lives of saints by our Sunday school students; a fun set of short videos we like to call "Calling All Saints!"
parenting and family life resources
We're committed to providing you with an environment that will help you and your family grow as well. These are some of our favorite books and websites on parenting and family life.
Discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that he or she understands
This guide book addresses the reality that nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: research also shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith.
Parenting Toward the Kingdom will help you make the connections between the spiritual life as we understand it in the Orthodox Church and the ongoing challenges of raising children.
With so much confusion about the role of men in our society, it’s no wonder so many parents and teachers are asking questions about how to bring up boys.
In the New York Times bestseller Bringing Up Girls, Dr. James Dobson will help you face the challenges of raising your daughters to become strong, healthy, and confident women who excel in life.
Nelsen coaches parents and teachers to be both firm and kind, so that any child–from a three-year-old toddler to a rebellious teenager–can learn creative cooperation and self-discipline with no loss of dignity.
Family Life provides transferrable, biblically-based help for you at every stage of your marriage and family life.
Since Focus on the Family opened in 1977, our outreach has grown to include a wide variety of broadcasts, podcasts, telecasts, films, websites, blogs and radio drama programs. These outlets feature information, guidance and practical insights on everything from adoption to marriage to media discernment to pastoral concerns. Learn more about ministries below.