About the Religious Education Commission

The Religious Education Commission is made of educators (lay and clergy) from around the Metropolis committed to preparing resources and best practices for use in our communities and among our people.  Looking at Religious Education as a life-long journey, the Commission strives to support efforts for all ages and stations in life.

Sunday School Director and Teacher Resources

With great gratitude to the members of the Commission, and especially to Phyllis Meshel Onest, the first-ever Diocesan/Metropolis Director of Religious Educaiton, we present the following resources for Sunday School Directors and Teachers:

Director/Teacher Manual - General Files
Front Cover
Church School Prayer
Church School Staff Affirmation (aka oath)

A - Teacher-Supervisor
Teacher-Supervisor List

B - Director/Supervisor Resources
Supervisor Handbook
Supervisor Guidelines
Church School Director Job Description
Sunday School Handbook (generic)
What Should a Parish Have Available for Teaching the Faith?
Textbook & Materials Planning
What Your Child Should Know
Desired Attributes of Church School Directors (article)

C - Teacher Resources
Teacher Handbook
Teacher Checklist
Church School Teacher's Notebook
2021-22 Calendar (example of planning calendar)
Teacher Self-Evaluation Tool

D - Teacher Articles
Live the Liturgy - Teach the Liturgy
Engaging Parents with Religious Education
Four Keys to Great Teaching
Self-Confident Teacher
Why Use Pictures
Online Resource List for Teachers and Parents

E - Lesson Plan Items
Lesson Plan (basic)
Lesson Plan Outline With or Without Textbook
Lesson Plan Tools


Check out various lessons and resources on our Y2AM Resource Page by clicking here!