Our Story: World Class Teachers Sharing Curriculum
The Sunday School Store is a digital marketplace for the best independently written curriculum for children's ministry. We connect teachers and curriculum writers through this online platform. Our dream is to transform Christian education by empowering Sunday School teachers everywhere to share their expertise and resources.
What is your statement of faith?
We embrace the confessional statement of the Gospel Coalition. This means we are conservative, Bible believers, who see the Gospel of Jesus Christ the unifying principle of Christians. Learn more about what we believe.
What makes your curriculum different?
You deserve to know and connect with the authors of your curriculum. Our writers are full partners in our ministry and yours. Every lesson plan was created by their passion for ministry. They are excited to connect with you by email, video conference, or old fashioned phone call.
Our curriculum writers are paid royalties for every sale in the Sunday School Store. They are committed to your success and the possibility of service you again in the future.
Who is behind this project?
Tony Kummer is the founder and managing editor. He has been a leading voice in children's ministry since 2007 when he launched Ministry-To-Children.com which has become the most popular online resource for anyone telling kids about Jesus.
His free curriculum has been used by millions of churches and continues to meet an essential need for quality teaching material in under-resources congregations.
Tony is a graduate of Boyce Bible College (B.A. 2003) and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in Children Education, 2008). He served as full-time children’s pastor in a smaller church for 10 years before following a call to mission work in Haiti.
Bethany Darwin is our lead curriculum developer. Bethany Darwin spent 20 years working full time in children’s ministry before recently coming home to raise her son.
During her years in children’s ministry, Bethany discovered gaps in available curriculum and often struggled to find curriculum that worked in her church setting. It was this discovery that awakened a passion in her for writing children’s ministry curriculum.
Bethany is a regular contributor for Ministry-to-children and you can find many resources of hers there. You can connect with Bethany through Facebook at ‘Treasure Trunk Books’ or on IG at ‘Treasure_Trunk_Kids.’ On these pages she shares articles and resources for families as well as what she is doing to point her little one to Christ. You can also find other resources of hers there.
Bethany is a graduate of Samford University (B.A. 1997) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.A. in Christian Education, 2000). Bethany is a member of Faith Bible Church in Naples, Florida where she serves in children’s ministry.
Kristin Schmidt is a curriculum writer, who serves at the Epiphany Lutheran Church in Castle Rock, CO. She has shared her teaching gifts through Ministry-To-Children since 2014 and now serves as our lead curriculum writer.
Kristin is passionate about creatively communicating Christ's love to people of all ages. She wants to help others understand how powerful and exciting God's Word is.
Kristin has a professional background in elementary and pre-school education. A graduate of Biola University, she holds a Master of Education and will receive the Master of Theology degree from Concordia University, Irvine, California, in May 2020. Kristin grew up in southern California and lived the past 10 years in Georgia. She is a long-distance runner and voracious reader.
Estherline Dessime is our fulfillment director and wife to our editor, Tony Kummer. She was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Even with a difficult life, she maintained a desire to help others – especially children. She is the mother of one daughter and they dream of someday visiting America. Creole is her native language, but she is also fluent in French. She immigrated to America in 2018 and has founded a private Christian daycare.