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Breathe New Life into Your Sunday School Ministry!

Do you teach Sunday School? Do you just have an interest in looking at ways to improve your Sunday School ministry? If so, this is the conference for you!


Sunday School is important to the well-being of the church. Many of our congregations are still trying to recover or even resurrect their Sunday School ministries since the COVID-19 pandemic. The intent of this conference is to foster and encourage a thriving Sunday School ministry for congregations small, medium or large. Deadline to register is Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Theme: Breathe New Life into Your Sunday School Ministry

When: Saturday, July 20, 2024


Who: Anyone involved with Sunday School!

Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran School - Wonewoc, WI

101 Church St, Wonewoc, WI 53968


  • Keynote: Breathe New Life into Your Sunday School Ministry

    • Pastor Donn Dobberstein

  • Break Out #1: The Post-Christmas Blues

    • Andrea Kratz

  • Break Out #2: Sunday School Music Makeover

    • Camp Phillip staff

  • Break Out #3: Promoting Your Sunday School

    • Jacob Werre 

  • Break Out #4: What Do We Want Sunday School to Be?

    • Dr. Joel Nelson

  • Break Out #5: The Difference Between Law and Gospel

    • Pastor Scott Schultz

  • Break Out #6: How to Conduct Sunday School in a Small/Rural Congregation

    • Pastor Kevin Hundley

  • Break Out #7: How to Restart Your Sunday School in a Mid-to-Large Church

    • Pastor John Hackbarth & Pastor Micah Schoeneck

  • Break Out #8: Growing a Sunday School from a Preschool PowerHour Program

    • Jessica Mlsna

  • Break Out #9: How to Teach a Sunday School Lesson

    • James Grasby

Learn more about each presenter and their break out topic!

Cost: $40 per registrant

After registering, please pay via PayPal or by sending a check to Barbara Schulz at 399 N 4th Street, Mount Horeb, WI 53572. Checks can be made out to Zion Lutheran - Commission on Family & Youth Ministries.


  • 8:00am Refreshments (pastries, fruit, coffee)

  • 8:30-8:40 Opening Devotion

  • 8:40-8:50 Welcome & Announcements

  • 8:50-9:50  Keynote

  • 9:50-10:05 Break

  • 10:05-11:00  1st Break Out Session

  • 11:05-12:00  2nd Break Out Session

  • 12:00-12:45  Lunch

    • Lunch will be provided

  • 12:45-1:40 3rd Break Out Session

  • 1:45 Closing Devotion & Concluding Remarks


Please use the following resources to help spread the word about this event!

Questions? Feel free to contact the WELS Western Wisconsin District Sunday School Team.

  • Pastor Luke Werre, Chair, Peace Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie

  • Barbara Schulz, Registrar, Good News Lutheran Church, Mt. Horeb

  • Pastor Scott Schwertfeger, Zion Lutheran Church, Leeds/Lodi

  • Ashley Peterson, St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Wonewoc

  • Jane Kohlwey, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Pardeeville

  • Amy Larson, Peace Lutheran Church, Sun Prairie

  • Jen Olson, Lord of Love Lutheran Church, DeForest

  • Jacob Werre, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Holmen​​

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