Posted by: morgan1965 | September 12, 2009

Education is Important

I remember a rock song back in the late fifties that had a line which went something like this: “it’s all over; it’s back to school again.” With the passing of Labor Day, summer is unofficially over and our children are back in school, public and private. For the next nine months, school children will focus on their secular education. It is also time for our children to be enrolled in Sunday School, where they can focus on their Christian education.

Sunday School is the ageless vehicle for training our children about the Bible and the teachings of Jesus. We teach our children about human relationships and Christian values. Children have the opportunity to learn about Christian discipleship.

Sunday School is for life, because we never become too old to learn about God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, far too many children become Sunday School dropouts at an early age. We implore our children not to drop out of their secular education endeavor, urging them to graduate from high school. Yet, we see so many of our children dropping out of Sunday School before they reach high school.

Sunday School is for children and adults. Sunday School is for life. There is so much to learn about pilgrim discipleship and the wonderful ideas of Jesus.

Let’s encourage our children to stay in Sunday School, while we encourage them to remain faithful to their secular education, through high school and beyond.

What would our congregations be like if so many parishioners were not Sunday School dropouts?

What do you think about this?

Are you a Sunday School dropout? If so, what are you going to do about it?

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Responses

  1. Bishop, I certainly agree with you, however, I am noticing some changes in paradigms that may startle us all…

    We have been jokingly referring to some of our members as “Home-Sunday Schooling” their children. The parents nor the children were involved in Sunday School. The joke continued to the point that we even started looking for materials to help families at home who can’t seem to make it to Sunday School.

    So far, we haven’t found this material, however, I have a feeling there would be a market and use for it.

    peace,

    scott sears


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