Do you teach your child how to read and study the word of God? BSK is passionate about children learning God’s word. The Society participated in a Programme for Pastoral Instruction (PPI) trainer of trainers workshop organized by Scripture Union on January 30th–3rd February 2017 at Mary Ward Centre, Karen.
The purpose of the meeting was to equip participants on discipling children for Christ. The trainers were equipped with skills on how to integrate children’s games in teaching children God’s word in general and using the PPI content in Primary schools.
BSK realizes that children need to know and appreciate the word of God from a tender age so as to apply it in their lives when they grow up. This will enable them to be leaders with a difference in years to come.
The 41 participants present at the event were drawn from organizations that are interested in the children’s outreach and the PPI program. Some of these members were from CONNET (Children Outreach Network) e.g. BSK, Maisha Kara Children’s Foundation, Life Words, Scripture Union, Christ is the answer Ministries, Nairobi Chapel and One Hope. Mr. James Kathuraku, the Bible Advocacy and Scripture Use Manager represented BSK at the forum.
The facilitators were from Australia, Pakistan and Scripture Union of Kenya. They emphasised the importance of teaching PPI in schools and Churches, as this will give children a good foundation of God’s word.
BSK plans to implement the PPI programme in 10 schools, and train 100 teachers in 2017. The first training is scheduled for 25th February 2017 at St. Luke’s ACK Church in Muthurwa, Banana, Kiambu County.