Sunday school is an awesome opportunity to empower and enrich lives. Whether it is for forty-five minutes, an hour, or even two hours, it is a time of focused teaching and learning, of gaining knowledge and the wisdom to use that knowledge, and with all that getting, it is an opportunity to get understanding. In Sunday school one meets and learns with one's peers on a level designed to meet the needs and abilities of that level. We mix, mingle, and master not for the purpose of improving our social skills, but for learning and sharing God's Word.
So often we think of children when we think of Sunday school, but it encompasses the entire church. Adults are either teaching others or meeting in their own classes; youth are meeting; children are meeting; even babies are in a setting specific to their needs. Sunday school students are from every age group.
An earlier ECHOgram offered prayer focus for our Sunday school teachers. A prayer covering over each student must also be a priority on our list. No matter the age, the student needs an open mind, a willing heart, and a submissive attitude. We need to pray that the Word is received, will take root, and will result in a fruitful life.
Joni Owens (Teacher)
Kindergarten and Beginner Curriculum Editor
Word Aflame Publications