During COVID, we are conducting our Christian Education via computer and Zoom. FOR YOUNGSTERS, each week a Sunday School lesson is offered via e-mail. The topic relates to the pastor's sermon that day. The lesson includes a story and an activity, sometimes a few activities. FOR ADULTS, we have continued to have our Book Studies, in which we read a book related to a Bible book, character, or topic. Each month our pastor leads us in a Zoom discussion of a portion of the book. Recent topics have included the life of Simon Peter and "Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times".
Pre-COVID, being a small church, we organized classes for youngsters in groups such as 6-12 and 13+, depending on the number of students and ages who were in our congregation at the time. We tried to do three things: 1) Offer the young people a grounding in the Bible; 2) Offer the young people teachers who care about them; 3) Provide a positive experience for young people, so that they will, even if they should be away from church for any period of time in later life, remember church as somewhere good to be. Pre-COVID, adult discussion groups were held in person in the church building.
We also realize that Christian Education does not always exist only in a class setting. Children and young people are welcomed and nourished in our church. Here are some examples of Christian Education at Tabernacle:
Learning how to ring the church bell
Singing on Children's Day
Reading in Church Newly baptized young people
Teen teaching young one to take the offering Honoring their teachers on Children's Day
Tabernacle Baptist Church ~ 182 Seven Mile Road, PO Box 67, Hope RI 02831 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org We gather for worship at 9 am each Sunday morning.