We are excited to begin our new Children’s Sunday School ministry very soon (22 Feb). All children are invited to participate. The primary age range is from 3 years of age through School Year 6. However, even 1 & 2 year olds can be a part for as much as they are able.
In order for the children to get the most out of SS we will begin promptly at 9:30am each Sunday, so please plan to have your children there ready to go. We will follow the school schedule, so during the three Sundays of each school holiday there will be no 9:30 service.
Mandy has put together a curriculum plan and schedule, including those helpers who have already volunteered, based around a Children’s Catechism utilising the resources produced by “Songs for Saplings”
Catechism has been a vital part of our family life since our children were 2 & 3 years old. We’ve benefitted from these musical resources long before they were an actual ministry. In recent years they have made all of their music and other resources available for free online.
Welcome to Songs for Saplings!
Songs for Saplings makes music for kids. We want them to understand who God is and what He has done, as well as what He wants our children to do and to be. Our music is adapted from scripture and from classic works meant to teach kids the deep and wonderful things taught in the Bible.
“The more the culture around us becomes post- and anti-Christian the more we discover church members in our midst, sitting under sound preaching, yet nonetheless holding half-pagan views of God, truth, and human nature…This is not the first time the church in the West has lived in such a deeply non-Christian cultural environment. In the first several centuries the church had to form and build new believers from the ground up, teaching them comprehensive new ways to think, feel, and live in every aspect of life. They did this not simply through preaching and lectures, but also through catechesis. Catechesis was not only for children, but also for adult converts and even for leaders.”
We hope that you will benefit from this music and use it to teach your children about our great God and his great love for us.
This year’s SS curriculum will follow the Questions & Answers found on Vol #1 – “God & Creation”. You can download the entire CD for free. Let me encourage you to use these great resources in you home, as you drive around, etc. A simple and practical way to practice Deut. 6:7.
In effort to link the Children’s SS with the rest of church we will have the catechism question the children are learning in each week’s bulletin. We will also draw from two Songs for Saplings CD’s for our Sunday AM Children’s Song – ABC & 123
If you are interested in other tools to assist your family in teaching sound Biblical truth, we recommend:
Small Talks on Big Questions: A Manual to Help Explain Christian Doctrine – younger children