Amazing Bible Curriculum | Affordable Digital Format

The Sunday School Store

Kids need the Bible more than ever. That’s why our curriculum skips the gimmicks and gets right to the Gospel. Plus our digital download format is half the cost of printed materials so you can teach with confidence, even when church budgets are tight.

About Our Ministry

The Sunday School Store opened its virtual doors in April 2020 and has become the fastest growing resource provider for children's ministry. Our powerful new curriculum is making a difference in thousands of churches who value Biblical faithfulness and good stewardship of ministry budgets. 

Here's what you can expect

Our mission is clear, offer the highest quality digital curriculum to serve churches (without breaking their budget).  

Our Standard - Faithfulness to God: Teaching the Bible is a serious calling. James 3:1 says, “we who teach will be judged more strictly.”  We take that warning to heart. As your resource provider, we feel the same responsibility too.

Our Curriculum - Affordable for All Churches: We know budgets are tight and many teachers purchase curriculum from their own personal finances. Our material is available in digital download format, saving you the cost of glossy packaging and shipping costs.

Our Writers - Trusted Ministry Partners: Our writers are full partners in our ministry and yours. Every lesson plan was created by their passion for ministry. 1 Timothy 5:18, says, “The laborer deserves his wages.” We honor that principle in the way our business works.  

Our Focus - United by the Gospel: Our diverse team shares complete confidence in the Bible as the perfect word of God.  We are very clear about what we believe - not ashamed of the Gospel or God's Perfect Word.  

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

Who started this project?

Tony Kummer

Tony Kummer is the founder, lead editor, and handles church support.

He has been a leading voice in children's ministry since 2007 when he launched 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.

Here's why he started the Sunday School Store:

I've been publishing free Bible lessons since 2007. That really limits the quality of what we can provide, but it's a lifeline for churches who have zero budget. I'm blessed to serve churches all around the world.
At the same time I hear from thousands of teachers who have a church budget but struggle to find the right curriculum for their church. Most printed materials are way over-priced and others are built on gimmicks rather than God's Word.
I think the curriculum writer is the silent co-teacher in the classroom. Imagine using a curriculum for 5 years and never knowing who actually wrote those words. Churches deserve better, but big publishers are too busy with marketing to really invest in their churches.
I knew there was a better way and started building a team of real Bible teachers coming from real church experience. I didn't want to "hire" writers like a traditional publishing company. We found a way for our team to be real partners in the business, so every purchases actually support the curriculum writers.


Bethany Darwin

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 - Sunday School Curriculum Writer

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.

Jessa McClure is a curriculum writerwho serves as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator at The Well church in Moody, TX. She is married to the Executive Pastor of the church and they have three children and are also foster parents. She is passionate about making Biblical knowledge fun and accessible to children and making Sunday school a fun, impactful experience.

Jessa’s professional background is in Journalism and early education. She is a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, TX and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. She grew up in Arlington, TX and has spent the last 15 years in Central Texas. Jessa and her family love to travel and spend each summer or spring break on week-long road trips. They are hoping to visit all 50 states by the time their oldest daughter goes to college.

Tara Tegard writes Sunday School curriculum. She lives in sunny New Mexico, where she enjoys homeschooling two young boys, baking for her husband’s coworkers, and occasionally going on runs. She has worked in children’s ministry for about fifteen years, from preschool age through the youth group. Tara started writing Sunday school curriculum out of a need she saw for relevant, age-appropriate lessons on deep, Biblical topics. She has been writing since the age of six, and writing for Ministry-To-Children since 2009. 

Sanford Curriculum is created by Rev. Joseph and Lauren Sanford.  Our mission is to create ways for students to grow in relationship with their teachers and peers.  We strive to teach about the Kingdom of God as proclaimed by Jesus Christ—to tell of God’s love for God’s people and our call to spread the message of love through our actions and words.  We offer a variety of ways to engage the Bible honoring context and faithful interpretation while also offering was to apply it to every day life.

Mandy Groce provides our coloring pages. She's a full-time mom, home school parent, and visual artist from Kentucky. We're still working on writing the nice paragraph for her. Check back soon.

Sunday School Curriculum

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. 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.