Sunday school

The Sunday school and the Junior Choir are part of the Spiritual Nurturing Programme for the Children of the church. While the Junior Choir is of recent origin in East Parade Church, the Sunday School has been part of the Church activity of the church from almost the very beginning.

The Sunday school at present has on its roles, an average of over 100 children and around 15 teachers. Classes begin with 3 year olds in the Beginners class to the young adults who are around 17 years of age. The meaningful singing enables the children to worship God in all His Splendor. The practical meditations (on real day issues) enable the children to take a stand for Jesus. Thereafter the indepth study of God’s word in their individual classes enables them to have a strong foundation in Christ.

The 26th CSI Malayalam Pastorate Scripture Examination was held in Oct 08. This program was started as Joe memorial scripture examination in 1981 in memory of Joe , a Sunday school student who was called to his eternal home at a very young age. Thereafter this competition that covers most churches and schools in Bangalore are conducted by our Sunday school each year. It will be of interest to know that this scripture exam had given impetus to start a much wider scripture examination called `Bible Quest’ now being conducted by the Campus Crusade on an All India Basis.

In the Competitions held by various churches and the U.T.C., every year our children win many trophies. We Praise God for the tremendous talent pool we have in our children.

In order to immerse the children in God’s Word, the children are motivated and encouraged to participate in the Memory Contest and the Annual Examination helps the children recall all the valuable lessons they have learnt the whole year round. Prizes are distributed at the Sunday School Anniversary to the children according to the merits they attain in the Annual exam and the memory contest.

In order to encourage the children and inculcate in them the habit of attending church services regularly, the church service on third Sunday every month is in English and the children and the youth are active participants. In addition one Sunday is earmarked as Sunday School Sunday where the service is completely oriented towards the children.

The Sunday school organizes camps occasionally for the children in order to enable children to renew and refresh their commitments with a mountain top experience. Ample opportunities are provided for discovering their talents. To sharpen the abilities of the Sunday School Teachers , orientation classes and retreats are held occasionally.

Great responsibility is placed on the Sunday school as these children are the future of the church. We are trying to improve and discover new methods of imparting God’s word to the children .We solicit your prayers for our Sunday school.