IPC's CHILDREN
SUNDAY SCHOOL

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

We run Sunday school programs every Sunday during the 1st service at Randwick

and the 2nd service at Kingsford (see church service schedule for time).

Term #2 Newsletter of 2020

Hello Parents,

Australians keep facing hard situation time after time.  We just finished dealing with the drought, then bushfire raging, and after that corona virus paid a visit.  This changing situation requires us to be able to adapt quickly if we want to keep being on top of everything, especially in dealing with the government’s regulations.  But we all know that we can’t always be on top, can we?

 

On one hand, we are grateful since we can have more time to spend with our loved ones.  But on the other hand, we can be so overwhelmed by the difficulties to have a well time management as many of us are now working from home.  Not to say that when we are at home, there are dishes to be washed, room to be vacuumed, kids’ distance learning to be taken care, food to be prepared, etc (you can keep the adding on the list).  All of these are piling up and at times it might feel like we don’t even have time for breathing.

 

If you are feeling weighed down by the burden of life, knows that you are not alone.  There are many parents at church that experience the same thing.  Reach out to others in any Life Groups, share your burden and pray for each other as a caring community of God’s body in Christ.  Life is meant to be bear together like what Hebrew 10:25 said, “We should not stay away from our meetings, as some do, but rather encourage one another, all the more because we see the day of the Lord drawing near” (REB).  If you haven’t got one, let the elders or any church leaders know, and we will follow it up.

 

Meanwhile in this extraordinary time, we have prepared a material that we hope will address the need and challenge of this moment.  These are the five important things that we want to achieve and only made possible if there is collaboration with you all:

    1. Kids growing in the love and trust in Jesus

    2. Parents taking the lead role as God had commanded them (Eph 6:4)

    3. Church supporting and equipping parents to do this commission

    4. Kids participating in the life of the church

    5. Making use of technology available to us to achieve these goals

 

In saying that, we are grateful for people who are willing to keep on supporting the Kids Ministry in our church.  They have their own toll but still providing time to check prepare a material from scratch, to oversee our kids interactions in Padlet and arranging Kid Loop every Saturday (if you haven’t joined this new measure please register yourself to BOTH the padlet and the elvanto).  So please pray for them as well.

 

Lastly, as we have just commemorates the rising of our Saviour – Jesus Christ, there is an encouragement from Paul in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14, 


“And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope.  For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died.”  


Jesus’ victory over death and sin is a declaration of hope to everyone that is troubled but have faith in Jesus.  So, neither a struggle with time management, working and income issues, corona virus, nor even the grimmest fate will have the final say.  This too shall pass.

  

Blessings,
Sunday School Ministry 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 (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.