IPC's CHILDREN
SUNDAY SCHOOL

Sunday school is a ministry for the youngest members of the church. 

We run Sunday school programs in tandem with all our Sunday services

at both the Kingsford and Liverpool locations

(see church service schedule for time).

Newsletter of 2022

Shalom,


It has been a few months since the daunting atmosphere of Pandemic grips our livelihood.  Now, we are pretty much has pass that dire situation and here comes another challenge comes from the international conflict of Ukraine and Russia.  Commodities and fuel pricing is getting higher to the point that some people need to tighten their belt and evaluate their monthly spending.  The situation is much more heartbreaking in the African Peninsula.  The people there has experience the devastating drought with the prospect of a fifth crop failure next June.  In that case, the famine would extend and leading to the death of about 500.000 children.


This grim reality reminds me of Qoheleth or the teacher who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes.  He wrote an all defining truth that sums up our fragile lives: that there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens; to name a few:

- There is a time to weep and a time to laugh,

- a time to scatter stones (destroying the city) and a time to gather them (rebuild the city),

- a time to search [with hopefulness] and a time to give up [because there is no point of trying],

- a time to love and a time to hate,

- a time for war and a time for peace,

- a time to be born and a time to die.


Apart from God, this very concept of time can be seen as a glass half full.  But for me, it is half empty because it is intimidating.  There is no long-lasting good condition with sufficiency, justice and peace.  No matter how content you are, it will end sooner or later, and our story will be run over by this unending cycle.  We may feel relieved that we have just been out of a serious threat, while not realizing that we at the front of another season of storms.  Hope in within this concept is nothing but a soothing balm application to a wound that will wait for painful salt treatment afterwards.  It is but vanity over and over again.


But there is a redeeming act that triumphs and give us true hope. In Ecclesiastes 3:11, "God has made everything beautiful in its time."  Amen for that!  We are not just unimportant living beings that live and trampled under a heartless cosmic system of time.  During changes and challenging waves that come and go, we are anchored with God's Sovereignty.  His ruling is not submitting under the impersonal wheel of destiny but inspired by His loving kindness and abounding mercy.


Therefore, if you are at a better condition now compared to people in other conflicted regions, you have more than enough reason to be grateful.  And if you have been in a better place before, remember that God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rm 5:8).  He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Rm 8:32).  


With God's grace, what we can do as parents who are struggling to keep afloat amid our own struggles and challenges of times is to trust God and do our best to raise our kids in a godly way.  There is no such thing as a perfect parent, but there are good enough parents who do their best and while surrender everything in this all-knowing and all-loving God.


The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

(Ps 37:23-24)

 

In Christ,
Sunday School Team

OUR MISSION

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

Toddlers and Pre-school Class

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 Class
(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. 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.