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Celebration sunday june 2015 final

  1. 1. CELEBRATION SUNDAY JUNE 14, 2015
  2. 2. Sunday School Teachers Prek – K Denise Beach Susan Ferguson Katie Simi 1st – 2nd Gabby Armijo Christy Raut Lois Akin 3rd – 4th Jill Westeyn Judie Pepper Sheila McLean 5th – 6th Chris Hagan Elizabeth Nelson Sherry Olson JR – SR High Bernie Akin Kathy Thomas Mike Twedt Adults: Marilyn Dorn Lindsey Smith SS Superintendent Sheila McLean
  3. 3. Why do parents bring their children Sunday School?  Learn about God  Quiet time to experience fellowship without kids  Time for adult Sunday School  Get to know the other families in church What are some reasons you bring your child to Sunday School?
  4. 4. Why do teachers teach Sunday School?  I get to be goofy for God. It’s a great creative outlet. I love the personal challenge of presenting the bible in a fresh way that they don’t even realize they are “learning” cause they are having too much fun. I also get a huge sense of satisfaction when a kid finally “gets it”. It gives me hope for the future of the world.  When a child who spends most of a year asking for prayers only for themselves all the sudden asks for prayers out of a concern for someone else - you come face to face with the blessing of showing a child the transforming power of God’s love.  My biggest benefit then is the joy of seeing the kids understand the lesson, especially the scripture.  The children are a blessing and taking time out from our “busy” days to show that they are important is the least we can do. It’s what Jesus did.
  5. 5. Why do teachers teach Sunday School?  The personal benefit I get from teaching Sunday School is bringing myself to the children's level of simplistic understanding. I enjoying seeing their viewpoint. I actually think that I learn from them. They put things into a complete new perspective for me.  It has forced me to learn more about the Bible. I continue to strive to learn the lessons in children's Bible and lesson plan and reflect on them with my own children because I know that they have learned the same thing that I did that week. I also want to be a role model for them so I let them know that they are not the only ones that learned something spiritually.  I would tell them that children had a lot more to teach us then we give them credit for. They are the reason why many of us strive to be better people. They bring us joy, especially to those who teach Sunday school whose children may already be grown.
  6. 6. Why do teachers teach Sunday School?  One benefit of teaching Sunday School is a better understanding myself of the events/stories in the Bible and secondly, watching the kids grow and progress as well. Teaching the kids the parts of the Bible and the different seasons and continually reviewing also provides them an education with Christian Education. The interaction with kids is amazing especially when they can bring their own life experiences into the lesson.  Not only are you putting smiles on the kids’ faces and watching them grow but it is also an awesome learning experience as an adult. Some of the stories in the Bible are really hard to understand but seeing the stories through the kids eyes and more down to earth gives me a better understanding of the Bible as well.
  7. 7. Issues With The Current Sunday School Model  Too few kids in some classes means we lose opportunity for lively discussion  Teacher burn-out  Only on Sunday  When attendance is low, teachers combine classes  Children don’t have the opportunity to learn from other enriching experiences or others with special gifts and talents
  8. 8. The New Model for Christian Education  Shifting from “Sunday School” to Christian Education to insure we don’t limit opportunities to grow on just Sundays  Have monthly “all hands” special events • May include mission projects • May include crafts, music and outside programs  Classes broken down two “learning” groups • Grades K thru 5 • Grade 6 through HS • Preschool in the nursery (participation in the monthly programs)  Continuing Lectionary Curriculum to connect with worship, music and other areas of our congregational life.  Allow teachers to teach less frequently but with more energy and creativity  Engage others with special talents and gifts for monthly events
  9. 9. How will these changes help Christ Presbyterian Church grow a vibrant Christian Education Ministry?  Larger groups of children provide opportunity for games and conversation not possible today  Allow teachers to re-energize and work as a larger team  Introduce children to other adults in the church who don’t teach them each week
  10. 10. Thank you for Great 2014-2015 Sunday School Year

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