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Sunday School & Church Education

 

Sunday School teachers and Church Ed teachers must be available.
An integrated Sunday School and Church Ed curriculum must be established by the teachers and Session that is doctrinally sound and contiguous from one year to the next.
Sunday School, Church Ed and Youth programs must provide organised and scheduled events for fun and fellowship between the children in the church in order to encourage them to develop Christian friendships.
All Sunday School (age 4-5, 6-7,  8-9 and 10-11) classes would commence after Children’s Address.
Church Ed groups would commence after church (except the pastor’s Church Ed class).

 

A Syllabus for Sunday School and Church Education at the Box Hill Reformed Church

 

This syllabus is clearly structured to teach the children in our church in the Reformed tradition. It was carefully designed to lay a solid foundation on which teachers can build in subsequent years. It has a logical and meaningful progression through Sunday School and Church Education culminating in the Profession of Faith.

 

What are our aims for every lesson?

 

The following are good questions to cover when preparing/teaching a lesson.
What does this teach about God's character and His promises?
What does this teach about Jesus, the Mediator of the covenant?
What covenant privileges and responsibilities are ours because of who God is and what He has done for us through Jesus?
This can be summed up with: What does this lesson say about God’s plan of salvation? Every lesson must point to this.

 

Sunday School - Youngest (4 - 5 years olds)

 

Resources:  Bible Footprints (Bibleway Publications)
Broad, basic doctrinal themes contained in the Bible stories:

 

Year 1 Year 2
God's World (Creation) God's Children
Jesus My Lord All about Jesus
Our Great God Acts for Children

 

 

Sunday School - Junior (6 - 7 years olds)

 

Resources:  Bible Steps (Bibleway Publications)
Broad, basic doctrinal themes contained in the Bible stories:

 

Year 1 Year 2
God's Family God Speaks
My God and I Jesus our Saviour
People Jesus Loves When we Worship

 


 

Sunday School - Intermediate (8 - 9 years olds)

 

Resources:  Firm Foundations - Creation to Christ (Trevor McIlwain, New Tribes Mission)
An overall ‘chronological’ presentation of the Bible and its doctrinal themes:

 

Year 1 Year 2
Background on the Bible;
Creation to Cain & Abel
The Flood to the Ten
Commandments

 

 

Sunday School - Senior (10 - 11 years olds)

 

Resources:  Firm Foundations - Creation to Christ (Trevor McIlwain, New Tribes Mission)
An overall ‘chronological’ presentation of the Bible and its doctrinal themes:

 

Year 1 Year 2
The Tabernacle to Jesus’ early ministry Jesus’ ministry cont. to Jesus’ Resurrection;
What is Worship, Worship Services