நீதி 9:10 “கர்த்தருக்குப் பயப்படுதலே ஞானத்தின் ஆரம்பம்; பரிசுத்தரின் அறிவே அறிவு.” ஏசா 54:13 “உன் பிள்ளைகளெல்லாரும் கர்த்தரால் போதிக்கப்பட்டிருப்பார்கள்; உன் பிள்ளைகளுடைய சமாதானம் பெரிதாயிருக்கும்.”
It is necessary to take utmost care in training up a child; during the early stages of his life, guiding him to the Truth of the Word of God and enabling him to develop Christ-like character within himself. Any sort of mistakes in the upbringing of a child will result in molding unpleasant characters. The curse of the present generation is the “lack of God’s fear” which is due to the wrong concept of training them in the way they exhibit their interest in. Hence, they seek all possible ways by themselves to pursue the so-called wisdom and finally they end up in vain achievements without God. Of late this practice has severely increased even in the Christian community.
Sunday school has a pivotal role to play, in showing the right direction and creating a lasting impact in children developing in them a strong conviction about their faith & their purpose, i.e. being with Lord Jesus in Eternity. Prov. 22:6; Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. It is important to teach children the Love of God at an early stage of their life because they learn things far more readily than adults. Furthermore, what is learned by a child is seldom forgotten (Pro 22:6) Children are able to trust in the Lord when they are young (Ps 71:5) and can be mightily used by God (Ps 8:2). Therefore, God expects us to prepare our children to know their Creator when they are young (Ecc12:1).
We at EMMANUEL TAMIL CHURCH have realized the significance of Sunday School Ministry and the need to perfect the spiritual growth of our generation. With this purpose in mind, we decided to reach out to the children through this Ministry and God enabled us to begin our Sunday School. To facilitate this, we have designed a curriculum for our different age groups. Sunday school is held in our church every Sundays between 04 p.m. to 05 pm. Children have to attend the praise and worship at 3:30 to 4:00 p.m. along with regular church members. Well equipped & talented teachers ensure that every Sunday School is a memorable time spent.
Children get an opportunity to join in unison & participate in the soul-inspiring ‘Song & Worship’ sessions & subsequently get enriched from the Word of God through carefully prepared Biblical Lessons at our Sunday school, children learn about the love of God through Bible stories, songs, scripture memorization and art projects. They also learn about ethical values such as obeying their parents, learning to pray and care for each other, and above all develop the fear of Lord from a very tender age. There are fun action songs, skits, puppet shows, videos and other tools used to convey Jesus’ love.