Frequently Asked Questions

Who is NextSunday Resources? What happened to Smyth & Helwys?

Smyth & Helwys Publishing, established in 1991,  is named for two inspiring pioneers of religious liberty, John Smyth and Thomas Helwys. The fact that our company bears their names speaks volumes about the values we hold dear. John Smyth (1554-1612) led his band of English Separatists to Amsterdam to escape religious persecution. Thomas Helwys (1550-1616) died in an English prison, a martyr for religious freedom. Their writings and lives brought freedom to a time when Christians were less free to express their faith. John Smyth & Thomas Helwys — our name celebrates their faith and devotion to these cherished Christian values.

NextSunday Resources, an imprint of Smyth & Helwys Publishing, was developed in 2014 to focus specifically on church resources (Sunday school curriculum, small group Bible study, prayer and worship resources, servant leadership guides, and much more).

Smyth & Helwys Books, also an imprint of Smyth & Helwys Publishing, continues to provide a host of books on a variety of interesting topics, including the renowned Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary. Smyth & Helwys Books is located at www.helwys.com.

What Sunday school curriculum do you have for adults?

Plan your small group Bible study or personal spiritual enrichment with a wide-range of resource options, like Formations and Connections.

Formations is an ongoing weekly Sunday school curriculum by Baptists and for Baptists. Built with healthy class discussion in mind, this study provides a well-rounded, biblical diet for classes of any age and size.

Connections is an ecumenical, lectionary-based Sunday school curriculum. Perfect for churches of any tradition who want to make connections between their Bible study and their time of worship.

What Sunday school lessons do you have for youth and children?

Formations for Youth corresponds with the adult Formations material, allowing for greater connections between parents and their teens. Connections for Youth is coming soon!

Intersection for youth and FaithSteps for children provide a wealth of options for each Sunday.

What other resources do you offer for personal or group Bible study?

Also available are a host of build-your-own study options:

• Plan a month at a time—with topics that you choose—through NextSunday Studies. Or take your youth through one of our QuickPaks for fun, multimedia studies.

• Spend ten weeks in an intensive study of a single book of the Bible with the Sessions series.

• Take your class through a longer book study through Smyth & Helwys Books on topics covering church history, theology, ethics, missional living, discipleship, spiritual gifts, and much more.

Do you offer a daily devotional guide?

Make spiritual reflection a part of each day with Reflections. Based on the Narrative Lectionary, this daily guide will help you navigate your walk with God with timely devotions in a handy format. Reflections can also become a vital part of your extended church ministries. Visitors and new members. College students. Nursing homes. Military. Prisons. Long- and short-term missions.

Are either NextSunday Resources or Smyth & Helwys Books owned by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship?

Smyth & Helwys is an ecumenical publishing company born from the Baptist tradition. While we serve as a proud partner to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, its other partner organizations and universities, and all of the churches who support its various ministries, neither Smyth & Helwys Publishing nor its imprints are owned or operated by the CBF. Smyth & Helwys Publishing, including NextSunday Resources, is an ecumenical press with resources suitable for churches of all traditions.

Can we place our order using the Literature Order Form or over the phone, or do we have to place it online?

We value customer service and want to provide you with as many options as we can. You can continue to place your order using the Literature Order Form or by calling one of our friendly Church Resource Specialists at 1-800-747-3016. But if you prefer the ease of placing your order online, you can do that too at www.nextsunday.com.

What is your return/refund policy?

Current editions of all curriculum may be returned in resalable condition within 30 days of receipt of merchandise. A detailed memo must be enclosed stating the reason for the return along with the original invoice number. All shipping charges for returns must be prepaid and no shipping charges will be refunded.

What is your delivery policy?

Once your order is received, it will be shipped to you via FedEx Ground or the United States Postal Service. You should receive your order within 7-10 business days.

Where are you located?

Our offices are in the charming small city of Macon in the heart of Georgia. Rich in musical heritage, Macon is the home of the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, Little Richard and Capricorn Records, one of the birthplaces of Southern rock. Each spring Macon also hosts the International Cherry Blossom Festival, showcasing the city’s 300,000 flowering Yoshino cherry trees in the “Cherry Blossom Capital of the World.”

Our mailing address is 6316 Peake Road, Macon GA 31210.