Beyond Sunday school: Exploring different models of faith formation​

In this webinar, we look at why the traditional Sunday school model is not working well for many congregations and explore other options, including intergenerational learning and equipping parents to teach faith at home.

Minimum price: $10.00



90-minute Outlook webinar
Presented by Traci Smith

Is your congregation struggling with declining attendance in Sunday school? Do you have a hard time finding, training and retaining qualified Sunday school teachers? Do you want to have a vibrant Christian education program for all ages, but feel unsure what to do or how to do it? If you said “yes” to any of these questions, this webinar might be for you!

We take a look at the traditional Sunday school model and talk about why it’s not working well for many congregations. We explore options for creating intergenerational models of faith formation that work well in many contexts. We also discuss how to equip parents well so they can teach faith at home.

Participating in this webinar will help you:

  • Understand demographics and cultural realities that affect how your congregation might reform or replace Sunday school.
  • Learn valuable tools and practical curricula that will help you explore intergenerational ministry.
  • Troubleshoot common problems in implementing intergenerational models of faith formation.
  • Learn how to equip parents so they can teach faith at home.

Who will benefit from this webinar?

Pastors, children’s ministry staff and volunteers, and parents. This webinar is not just for Presbyterians!

What do I get when I order?

When you order today, you will receive a link to a recording of the webinar as well as the slide deck.

What is the price?

We ask that you pay $10 for individual viewing and $20 if a group views the recording. If your group is larger than 25, please email for pricing.

How do I pay?

Based on the pricing structure outlined above, enter the appropriate amount in the “name your price” box when you check out. Thank you!

This webinar is one way Presbyterian Outlook funds our ministry as a prophetic, pastoral and independent publication focused on creating trustworthy resources and spaces for conversation. Thank you for your support.

​Traci Smith is pastor of Northwood Presbyterian Church in San Antonio, Texas, and helps families and congregations nurture healthy faith development from cradle to grave. She is the author of “Faithful Families: Creating Sacred Moments at Home,” which teaches parents (and the ministry leaders who work with them) how to weave tradition, ceremony, and spiritual practice throughout everyday life. Traci writes, speaks and consults on many topics including intergenerational ministry, stages of faith, worship accommodations for children and youth and ministry team development. Visit her online home at to find resources related to these topics. Traci also sends out a weekly email, Treasure Box Tuesday, that contains weekly resources and fun links.