The Sunday school movement began in Britain in the 1780s and was pioneered by Robert Raikes an English philanthropist. The Sunday school is designed to teach and guide the younger generations about the fundamentals of the Bible and to provide them with firm base in the word of God. The aim is to inspire youngsters to explore and find out how spirituality is significant in their life and encourage them to incorporate Christian values in their life.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” [Proverbs 22:6.]
We started our Sunday school in January 2006, with just very few students and one teacher growing to more than 30 students and 7 teachers from starting from the age of 2 to 20. The future generation is the strength of our church and hence Sunday school is of utmost importance for the church. Currently we follow Scripture Union syllabus, Light Live. The Sunday school is held from 9:30 A.M to 10:30 A.M. before the first service on Sunday. Classes are adjusted to each individual student, teacher and group. We create a surrounding where children can be completely supported and are encouraged to reconnoitre on how they can apply spiritual truths to their own experiences. Some classes incorporate more attention on study while others are more discussion based. Some of them focus on challenges that students are confronting in their day to day like at school, among friends and what they observe around them. The Christian message is conveyed to the kids through bible study, music, storytelling, videos and games. Apart from the classes for children, a bible class is run for the adults to establish them in the Christian faith. Sunday school can touch everyone’s lives from the very young to the very old and can be said that Sunday school is for life-long.