Sunday school is a ministry for the youngest members of the church. We run Sunday school programs every Sunday during the 1st church service Randwick church and the 2nd service at Kingsford church (see church service schedule for time).
Our mission is to lead children into knowing Jesus Christ as Savior and LORD and help them mature in following Him by providing Bible-based teaching, modeling for children, and partnering with parents.
We have a team of approximately 30 loving and caring teachers, who are always working really hard every week, rain, hail, or shine. On average there are approximately 80-100 children come regularly each week. They are divided into separate classes depending on the ages.
We try to make our programs as fun and engaging as possible with singing, games, and activities and most importantly sound Biblical teaching. We provide regular training to our teachers and mentoring for new teachers to ensure we are equipped to do the wonderful task God has given to us, to serve His children.
Outline of programs:
Toddlers and Pre-school children are welcomed into their rooms just before the adult church service begins. We sing songs, tell stories from the Bible using variety of methods, e.g. felt pieces, etc; play games and do some activities for the children.
School Age Children (Kindergarten to Primary 6) begin in the adult’s church service with their parents, singing and watching a children’s talk before going to their classes (we only do children’s talk every 2 weeks at Randwick church due to time constraint). With whole families watching the children’s talk, parents know what their children are learning so they can discuss that passage of Scripture as a family at home. Additionally, by welcoming the children in the adult’s service, we want the children to know that they are part of the church too.
The teachers reinforce the same message given in children’s talk in class with singing, games, Bible stories and activities (with children repetition is the key). We also do a short Bible Study in Primary 3-6 classes each week.
The resource material we use for school age children is ‘Kids wise’ (www.kidswise.com.au). We find Kids wise is simple, easy to follow, creative and faithful to the Bible. Kid’s wise helps the teachers teach God’s word and the application to the children today.