Monthly conference calls for teachers and Sunday School staff

John Biggs

John Biggs, a TMC Youth staffer and Sunday School teacher, hosts a monthly conference call for teachers, superintendents, and Sunday School supporters. These calls serve as an environment for discussing ideas and challenges in our Sunday School experiences. The calls explore a weekly theme, like 'feeling fresh every Sunday,' and discussion launches from there.

During the course of the call, resources from this Sunday School site, as well as, will be shared as it fits into the conversation.

These calls are all about embracing, and being embraced by, the global Sunday School community. You are so welcome to join these calls! Everyone would love to hear your ideas and offer responses to your questions.  

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Join the conference call on Friday, July 25, at 5pm Eastern / 2pm Pacific USA. This month's call is about prayerful discernment of news.

You have two options for joining the call. If you have a computer with internet access, as well as speakers / headphones and a microphone, you can participate on the call by going to

If you would prefer to call in by phone, you can dial 415.762.9988 or if that doesn't work, 646.568.7788. The meeting ID is 214-332-427. If you are calling from outside the USA, international numbers are available here! The meeting ID will be the same.

If you are calling by phone, please still go to this webpage to be able to see the screenshare that will accompany the call. You will hear a request for your participant ID; don't worry about that as you will be on the call momentarily.

Whether we're consuming news, sharing news, or making news - at home, at school, or in the workplace - inspired discernment is vital. In your Sunday School classes, how do you touch on lessons about appropriate and prayerful consumption of news--be it media or conversation? No class is too young to be aware of the importance of prayerful awareness of the news around us.

Mark Sappenfield, a Sunday School teacher and Christian Science Monitor correspondent, will be joining our conference call for Sunday School teachers and supporters this month. We'd love for you to join us as well! Hear some of Mark's insights and experiences regarding prayerful discernment of news and how this can come up in Sunday School, and share your own ideas and questions.

With all of us supporting the blessed idea of Sunday School, and each other, our communities and families are bound to feel embraced.

Please fill out this form to request a tour of the online Sunday School resources, or to request a specific conference call subject for you and your group.

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In between calls, John stays in touch with teachers through email and through individual phone calls too. Please sign up for weekly email reminders about these calls using this sign-up form. Feel free to email with any questions or if you'd like to arrange an individual time to get together to explore these resources with you or your church and Sunday School community.

Feel free to contact John through that email about anything related to Sunday School!