The resources and ideas provided are a compilation from church leaders affiliated with BACE.  If you have ideas you desire to see posted email me ( and share them with me. I will do my best to keep the information shared in ways that can be assimilated quickly and easily. — John McClendon, Executive Director, Baptist Association of Christian Educators

LifeWay Helps


Extra Teaching Helps– Bible Studies for Life for Adults

Extra Teaching Helps – Bible Studies for Life for Students

Extra Teaching Helps – Bible Studies for Life for Kids


Explore the Bible Podcasts – Weekly discussion of Scripture

Explore the Bible Extra Teaching Ideas – Adults, Students, and Kids


Ministry Grid – Responding to the Coronavirus

Ministry Grid – Free Digital Curriculum

LifeWay Christian Resources is offering free digital curriculum for all ages from “The Gospel Project,” “Bible Studies for Life” and “Explore the Bible.”  You can share curriculum with families to access at home. Once the curriculum is ready, churches can send people an email from within the platform or share a link through their own communication channels. Individual users will receive the digital curriculum and be able to use it on any device.

Reconnect Sunday School Lesson Overviews

Provides free weekly overviews of LifeWay’s Explore the Bible and Bible Studies for Life Lessons.

The lessons are approximately 15 minutes in length. They are delivered through Vimeo so they can be shared, emailed, and embedded. – Click to View

Explore The Bible Teaching Ideas by John McClendon

Weekly teaching ideas including discussion questions, video links, and illustrations.

Additional Student & Kids Resources

Youth Group at Home: This is a free resource for youth leaders that is provided by YM360. It is to help youth leaders keep connection with their students through live steaming –  Click to View

LifeWay Kids at Home – Click to View

LifeWay Preschool at Home – Click to View

Church Communications to Groups

Northside Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN – John McClendon, Discipleship Pastor:  Helps for Teachers During the Covid-19 Crisis

Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX – Jeff Young, BACE board member, Minister of Spiritual Development: Jeff shared the following content in an email to his teachers and included the following documents:

“Good afternoon!

Over the past few days, the Adult Ministry has done it’s very best to gather resources and best practices for your Group to meet digitally. Please see the attached Digital Meeting Guide and let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. We are here to help you facilitate digital connections with your Group as well as do our very best to help your Group maintain community in the days and weeks ahead.

We have also put together a Prayer Guide for you to utilize and send out to your Group membership. We pray it is a blessing.

Lastly, we are collating ministry opportunities for our church and we will be sending out those opportunities as they are available. Please be on the lookout for communication regarding this in the near future, but one major opportunity that has surfaced is the need to collect non-perishable food items for poorly resourced families in our region. Collection boxes have been placed in the Atrium at each campus for these items.

Thank you for serving with us. I’m grateful for your ministry, prayers and partnership during this crisis. And I’m thankful that our God isn’t asleep, but is “our ever present help in time of need” and the provider of “peace that passes our comprehension.”

Forest Hills Baptist Church, Nashville, TN – Jeff Bowden, BACE member, Associate Pastor of Education: Download

New Vision Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, TN – Joseph Brasher, BACE board member, Adult Ministry Pastor: Download

Blog and Web Resources

12 Ideas to Help Young Families Endure the Lockdown of COVID-19 by Ron Edmondson

3 Ways Group Leaders can Make a Difference during the Coronavirus Outbreak by Ken Braddy

When My Small Group Can’t Meet by Brian Upshaw

Group Leader Podcast Bonus Episode 3: All About Hosting Facebook Watch Parties by Replicate Staff

North American Mission Board Coronavirus Resources