Calling All Church & Sunday School Teachers & Leaders…

You Are Invited To An Evening Of Information, Inspiration, Training And Great Food!

Preparing For A New Year Of Ministry To The Children & Families Of Your Church & Community

Featuring the Training Presentation…
“What Matters Now?”

With The Training Program Presented By
Esther Zimmerman, Med, from Lancaster Bible College

On Friday Evening 
September 20, 2019


Shady Maple Banquets & Conference Center
129 Toddy Drive, East Earl, PA 17519
(Lancaster County)

Sponsored by the 
Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association
5915 Fox Street, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Phone: 717-652-1930

Last August the P.S.S.S.A. held a very successful program at Shady Maple Banquets & Conference Center, in Lancaster County, with over 75 people in attendance.

Because of the success of that event, our P.S.S.S.A. Board of Directors has decided to hold a similar event again this year. The focus of this year’s event will be “Preparing For A New Year Of Ministry To The Children And Families Of Your Church And Community.” The event will be held on Friday evening, September 20th, at the Shady Maple facility in East Earl, PA. The evening will feature information, inspiration, training and the great Shady Maple food!

The training program will be presented by Esther Zimmerman, Assistant Professor of Children & Family Ministries, from Lancaster Bible College. Her presentation will be entitled “What Matters Now?” Following her formal presentation, there will be a time when persons present will be able to ask the expert questions related to their ministry to the children and families of their church and community.

The evening will begin with registration and appetizers served at 6:00 p.m. The deluse buffet meal (featuring stuffed chicken breast with gravy, baked cod filets, and glazed ham balls) will be served at 6:30 p.m. The training presentation will be from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

The cost of the evening is just $40.00 per person. This includes the cost of the meal, training session, tax and gratuity. To register, call the P.S.S.S.A. office at 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303. And you can also now register through our website. For information...

About The Training Session Presentation…

“What Matters Now?”

The world is changing quickly and the first place those changes show up is in our children. As parents and ministry leaders who desire to help children develop a lifelong relationship with the God of the Bible, we need to become aware of trends impacting children and their families and consider how to adjust our ministry approaches for a new generation.

The training presentation will include information and ideas for practical things that parents, pastors, Sunday school teachers and leaders, and others can use to plan and implement a better and more effective program of ministry for the children and the families of their church and community.

The formal presentation will be followed by a time of questions when you will have an opportunity to ask the expert your questions related to ministry to the children and their families through your church and Sunday school.

About The Training Session Leader…

Esther Zimmerman, Med
Assistant Professor of Children and Family Ministries, at Lancaster Bible College

Esther is Scottish though she now makes Pennsylvania her home. She has been teaching full-time at Lancaster Bible College/Capital Seminary and Graduate School since January, 2016. Prior to that, she served for 12 years as International Children’s Ministry Director for a global mission organization. She and her husband, David, have three children.

Esther has been blessed with a global ministry perspective as she led a training project that extended to 60 countries. Her passion is multiplication of discipleship ministry to children in their families and communities, and she continues to serve as an active member of the Global Children’s Forum and the Lausanne Forum on Children as Risk. She is currently completing he3r PhD dissertation from Capital Seminary on how adopted children with adverse childhood experiences think and feel about God.

The Shady Maple Buffet Menu For The Evening…

The meeting will be held in our own banquet room, with the buffet style meal served in that room. The following is the “Deluxe Menu” for the evening…

Fruit Punch in Fountain
Cheese Dip & Crackers
Salad & Bread Bar:
Mixed Greens
Assorted Salad Vegies & Toppings
Assorted Bread & Rolls

Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Gravy
Baked Cod Filet
Glazed Ham Balls

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Carrots
Gourmet Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Cole Slaw

Desert Bar:
Assorted Pies
Fruit Bowl
Ice Cream

Coffee & Decal
Hot Tea
Fresh Brewed Iced Tea

The Schedule For The Evening…

6:00 to 6:30 p.m……………………………….…..Registration & Appetizers Served
6:30 to 7:30 p.m…………………………………….Buffet Meal Served
7:30 to 8:45 p.m…………………………………….Training Presentation

About The P.S.S.S.A…

The Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association works to promote the importance of the Bible and Christian education as it offers help and support to all churches for their Sunday school and other Christian education teachers and leaders through a wide array of programs, services and resources.

The P.S.S.S.A. is an interdenominational 501-c-3 non-profit organization whose services are available without membership or membership fee. The two primary goals of the organization are to (1) promote Sunday school and Christian education through the local church and (2) to provide education, information, inspiration and resources to Sunday school and Christian education teachers and leaders. We work with all churches and individuals from all denominations. For more information, visit our website.

“The Pennsylvania State Sunday School Association exists to promote, equip and encourage leaders, teachers and workers in local Christian churches to be effective in their ministries through biblical training and resources."

Registration Information…

The complete cost of the evening is just $40.00 per person!
(This includes the cost of the meal, training session, taxes and gratuity.)

To register, using your VISA, MasterCard or DiscoverCard, call the P.S.S.S.A. office at 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303. You can also now register right here, through our website…

IMPORTANT: Because of Shady Maple’s reservation policy, ALL reservations must be MADE and PAID by Friday, September 12th!

For more information and to receive copies of the printed “Preparing For A New Year In Ministry…” brochures to distribute to the members of your church and Sunday school, call our office at 717-652-1930 or 1-800-358-2303 OR you can E-mail us at