by Terri Wong
“Dear all the Sunday school teachers,
Thank you for teaching me even though you still have a couple more weeks to teach me. I just really appreciate the work you do for me. See you next week!”
This note was left one recent Sunday morning on the classroom table. I was blessed as I read this sweet note from one of our 4th grade Church School (CS) students. It reminded me of my call to serve God as a CS teacher many years ago and why I love this ministry!
Why Church School?
Over 80% of the people in churches today decided to follow Jesus before the age of 18. There is a season in a person’s life when they are most open to learning about Jesus. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, God said there is a time for everything and that season when people are forming their understanding of the world and of God is sometime between the ages of 4-14. Many people call this the “4-14 Window.” Therefore, what we do as parents and as CS teachers during this 4-14 window, or the ages of 4-14, is critical! Teaching our children about Jesus and to trust in Him is the most important thing we can do.
Why celebrate Church School?
God is so good to the CS ministry and His faithfulness continues through all generations. Children faithfully come eager to learn from God’s Word – what a blessing! We are privileged to have wonderful CS teachers who love God and love teaching from His Word. They serve with enthusiasm and joy every Sunday! It is always good to praise and thank God for His goodness!
When is the Celebration?
At the end of the CS year, we get to celebrate with either a picnic, games or a swim party. During the past two years, we have had a celebration at the El Monte Aquatic Center. Back again for this year, the Church School Celebration will be on Saturday, August 13 from 4:30-7:30pm at the Aquatic Center. Check out the details on the church’s website! Please join us as we celebrate the Church School year! You do not have to swim – just come and fellowship with other Evergreen families.
While the note I shared above was intended for the 4th grade CS teachers, I want to say thank you to ALL those serving in Church School. “I just really appreciate the work you do for me” and for the Lord. I celebrate the blessing of serving God alongside you.