Adam and Eve were shaped to resemble God’s image at their very creation. Millennia later, many parents believe Sunday school to be the best place to teach their children.
For them, biblical school enables children to learn and grow in the fear of God. It is there where children are exposed to an environment that builds a God-fearing character in their lives. It is a place to build a strong foundation for future church leaders. Such a school is available in most churches.
It encourages and accommodates the reasoning of a child’s mind, as the language used is suitably graded for younger people, while the language in the main services is not at a child’s level. Children are taught about good behaviour, respect and other related issues.
The children are divided into two groups according to ages. Pre-teen is one of the groups which consists of children between the ages of 11-13 years. What is normally discussed are their day-to-day encounters which can be either at school or at home. They also get to show and develop their talent as they take part in different activities such as singing, drama, and poetry sessions.
Every Sunday they have a different subject that is discussed with the children, and every end of the month they host parties to celebrate the birthdays of the children.
Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it – (Proverbs 22:6).
Universal Church prides itself with Pastors, Biblical school teachers and assistants that came out from Biblical School. Nomzamo Mdlalose who joined the class at a mere age of 5 years, is today one of the teachers.
“In Sunday school I learnt that God does listen to a prayer of a child. As I grew up I was faced with peer-pressure challenges at home and at school, but the teachers from the Sunday school were patient with me, and helped me in all ways possible, and I learnt to use my faith in a prayer. And that inspired me to pass on what I learnt from those classes to young kids, because I can relate to their challenges.” She explained.
By Nikiwe Titus