Sunday School

Sunday School is of immeasurable value to the church. The role of Sunday school in educating young people in the Word of God cannot be overstated. 

According to Apostle Paul, " So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God." ( Romans 10.17). The Word of God has great importance in developing faith and forming Christian character in a person.
There are several benefits of a systematic Sunday school

• Sunday school provides a structure for teaching God’s Word. Preaching isn’t enough. A systematic teaching of the Scriptures – not just preaching (Acts 5:42) needs to occur through all age levels. Children, youth, and adults need opportunities for discovery, review, and interaction as they study God’s principles. Sunday school meets needs!

• Sunday school gears Bible teaching to a specific age group (Deut. 31:12). It means a wiggly four-year-old can discover great biblical truth by acting out a Bible story, completing dot-to-dot pictures, singing fun songs, and obeying parents. During the same hour, senior adults may discuss whether their relationship with their spouse or responses to daily crises reflects their trust in God. Both age groups leave Sunday school with specific applications for the week.
• Sunday school nurtures leadership. It’s difficult to say who benefits more, the teacher or the student. The teacher’s Bible knowledge and care grows… his or her life is changed… a stretching occurs as leadership skills are developed. Students learn and are challenged, but how much more is that true in the life of the teacher

• The Sunday school is discipleship! Every shepherd/teacher must have a desire to see each student in his/her flock have a spiritual life change. Since discipleship is “teaching to obey all I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:20), it’s not merely teaching facts, but teaching obedience.  Sunday school is the group discipleship that is entry-level.
• Sunday school organizes the church into caring groups. The teacher becomes a shepherd for the class, an extension of the pastor’s ministry. Where the pastor finds it impossible to know all the needs of the congregation, Sunday school teachers know when someone is absent or hurting and can express love personally.

• Sunday school leads the church in prayer and relationships. From the preschool class through all the adult classes, prayer is directed toward the specific needs of the class members. Often the children not only pray, but has an opportunity to respond to specific needs. Fellowship and informal conversations flow easily in small groups where care is expressed and people know your name and your needs.

• Sunday school focuses on outreach to peers and friends. In a small group setting, where warmth and love flow and topics are non-threatening, class members are encouraged to invite fellow employees or friends from school. Class socials and activities can focus on community outreach through social or ministry events.

• Sunday school lets the church do all the above with consistency. Sunday school is one of the most consistent programs in the church. It doesn’t stop for the summer and rarely for holidays. Sunday after Sunday its dedicated staff leads the church in this most important ministry.

At Church of God, we promote systematic Bible classes based on a curriculum and provide support to our teachers. Get in touch to know more about Sunday school ministries.

Yours in Christ,

Br. Blesson Thomas
Sunday School Director

Br. Blesson Thomas

Sunday School Director