Children are a gift and a responsibility of the guardians, parents, teachers, church, and society at large. God expects all these stakeholders to play a role in raising a godly generation that results in fruit-bearing lives reflecting the image of God in their lives.
I will open my mouth, in a parable. I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell the coming generation, the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. Psalm 78:2-4
Bible Society of Kenya held a training for children’s workers in Nakuru County at Deliverance Church Ndege on 14th August 2021. A total of 45 Sunday School teachers from over 15 denominations attended.
The Children workers were reminded of Jesus’s principles regarding teaching children so that they too can get into the kingdom of God. Some of these fundamentals included converting, teaching humility, receiving them, and being careful not to mislead them. (Matthew 18:1-6)
Participants were also taught on God’s heart for the children, preparing for a lesson, attributes of a Sunday school teacher, and serving children of different ages.
During Pastoral Programme for Instruction (PP1), a children’s programme is implemented by the Bible Society of Kenya, participants were taught to use Bible stories to share God’s word with children in school, Sunday schools, and in their neighborhoods.
Mrs. Anne Mwangi, Bible Advocacy and Scripture Use Manager urged the teachers to engage children in their teaching as well as in prayer so that they can grasp and remember truths quickly. “It is always prudent to engage children especially in skits and dramatizing of the Truth you want to deliver. This way, they will never forget that lesson and they will keep telling it out as a story to their peers.”
The teachers’ representative, Pastor Obiero appreciated BSK for reaching out to children’s workers and children, especially at a formative age. We pray that through reaching such workers, the children will be snatched from the jaws of the enemy and experience the light of God at an early age.
Are you willing to be trained in children’s ministry? Call 0719-250-559 and we would be glad to partner with you.