At the end of the summer break, on a date that suits you.
Register and download your free resources today!

Back to School with God Sunday is a fantastic way to pray for and support your young people and school staff at the start of a new school year. It is an excellent bridge between church and school, and an encouragement to Christian pupils and staff to consider the fact that God is not confined to church, but goes with them to school.

New resources every year

All the resources you  need to hold a Back to School with God Sunday service are available to download FREE when you register your service. Resources include prayers, PPT slides, teaching points, praise suggestions and illustrations. Supporting resources include children's activities which can be used in Sunday School or Bible class at a future date, plus promotional material such as posters and flyers which can be distributed in the local community. All are free to download!

What is Back to School with God Sunday?

Now in its tenth year, Back to School with God Sunday is held in a wide variety of churches, both large and small, some with few children and others with many.

It aims to:

  • To raise awareness of prayer for schools in general and the need for praye for local schools in particular;
  • To support and encourage Christian pupils and staff in their daily life at school, and as part of this, to let them know they are valued and prayed for by the local church;
  • To challenge Christian pupils and staff to live out their faith in the school environment, and in particular to support any Christian witness in their school.

All denominations have used our resources, and not just in the UK but across the world too. Many churches use the service as an outreach to school staff, inviting them along. Others involve children and young people in leading the service, and particularly in praying for their schools.



Our 2017 resources take a look at the Bible story of Solomon in 1 Kings 3:1-15. Solomon could have asked God for anything he wanted, but he asked for wisdom. God was pleased with his request, and made him the wisest king who ever lived.

What is wisdom? Is it the same as knowledge? Will it help children score good grades? Explore the Bible with us to discover how Solomon is...


...and that the first step of wisdom is acknowledging we need God’s help to be wise!


Resources are currently being prepared and should be available from May 2017.

Get in touch

For further information on Back to School with God Sunday or enquiries about schools prayer, contact Elizabeth McDowall. If you are holding Back to School with God Sunday and have not yet registered to pray for your local school, why not consider doing so? Register here or email to check whether others have registered prayer for your local schools.

Finally - do get in touch with stories about your own Back to School with God Sunday!

Register your church/service

Please register your service to download our 2016 Back to School with God Sunday resources. This give us an idea of how widely the resources are used, and an opportunity to hear your feedback. 


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