Although many churches are gradually doing away with it, kids Sunday School may be one of the most important ministries in the church. It is in Sunday School that kids learn some of the most important concepts they will learn in their entire lives. Through Sunday School, kids learn about God’s plan for the world, God’s plan for their lives, and see how other people succeeded or failed in living for God.
The stories and concepts, used in Sunday School focus on God’s plan for the world. Kids in Sunday School learn how God created the world and people to be in fellowship with Him. They learn how these people walked away from God, but that God still made a plan to redeem those people — to redeem us. They hear stories of how God’s plan was prophesied before it ever began to happen. They see more prophecies and learn to believe them, because of the results of prophesies in the past.
Kids Sunday School teaches kids about how God also has a plan for their individual lives. In those Sunday School classes, kids learn how to listen for the voice of God. They learn how to recognize God’s voice when He speaks to them. They learn how to read the Bible to glean more information about God’s plan for their lives. Through kids Sunday School, kids are prepared to live fruitful lives, according to God’s plan for their lives.
Through Sunday School, kids are able to see examples of others who should have been following God’s plan. Some of those people they see succeeded and did a good job of following God’s plan for their lives. The kids are able to see how things work out when you live according to God’s plan. Some of those people that they will hear about , failed to follow God’s plan. The kids are able to see the results and consequences that happen when we don’t consider God’s plan, while making our own plans. In kids Sunday School, they even learn about some who initially fail to follow God’s plan, such as David, but then they return to God’s plan and find themselves restored. The kids learn that even if they make a mistake, there is still hope for redemption.
Through kids Sunday School, kids learn important concepts that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. Some churches are wondering if we would be better off without Sunday School. The fact is, that for the sake of our children, we can’t afford to not have kids Sunday School.