Sunday School Articles
Nine seven- and eight-year olds arrive and the room fills with chatter, quieting only a little when you ask, “What happened to you this week?” Eight times you learn about new teeth, a perfect spelling test, a video game that is awesome. My grandpa died last night comes from the ninth child and the room falls silent.
Here is the question: Is Sunday school still valuable in building up the next generation of Christians? Or is it a tragic hindrance to the overall goals of the Christian community?
The answer must take into account a full view of faith formation. But in short: Yes Sunday school is valuable. And yes, a traditional model of parish-based Christian education can still be effective is nurturing children and offering them knowledge, skills, and values to grow into adult followers of Jesus Christ.
Through its lesson plans and supplemental materials, the Episcopal Children’s Curriculum forms and supports teachers as well as children.