...but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt 19:14)
Junior Worship was conducted all year round except on special occasions from 10.00am to 11.00am. The children were divided into 4 main groups: Pre-Primary (Nursery & Kindergarten), Primary 1 & 2, Primary 3 & 4 as well as Primary 5 & 6 and the “Gospel Light” curriculum was used. A total of 60 children attended Junior Worship with weekly attendance averaging at 50.
Open Sunday events were held on a quarterly basis based on the Torchlighters Series which introduced the following Christian heroes and heroines of faith through DVD cartoon presentations and various activities to all Primary 1 to 6 pupils: Perpetua (20 Mar), Jim Elliot (26 Jun), William Tyndale (30 Oct) and Eric Liddell (18 Dec).
In July, a new curriculum was introduced for the Primary 5 & 6 to help transition these children into the main worship service. A 9 months’ course based on the book “Understanding the Faith” was introduced to help the children understand the essential of our Christian faith and God-willing, create a desire in them to profess it. Every first Sunday of the month, the Primary 5 & 6 children joined the congregational worship and message under the guidance of some youth leaders. After the service, the youth leaders had discussions with the children on their takeaway for the message and their thoughts on the worship service. The Youth leaders also updated and invited these children for the Youth Fellowship programme.
Junior Sunday School was held after the main Worship Service from 11.15am to 12.15 pm with the schedule following that of the adult Sunday Bible Class. The Pre-Primary and Primary 1 to 4’s curriculum drew lessons from the book of Matthew while the Primary 5 & 6 continued with the “Young Teens Aflame” curriculum. A total of about 20 children attended Sunday School.
The Vacation Bible School (VBS) was held for our children and their unsaved friends from 1 to 3 Dec in Moriah BP Church premises based on the “Fire Fighter – Snatch them from the fire (Jude 23)” Truthquest curriculum. The children role-played as rookie firefighters in Firehouse 316, where they were trained to fight the eternal fires caused by sin and to help rescue those who are in danger of that eternal fire. The teaching objective was to show children how to pass the qualification test by making Jesus Christ their Lord and Savior, and to build spiritual fitness and readiness so that children can perform search and rescue, sharing the gospel with those who need Christ.
The daily Bible Devotional reading guide Daily Manna (Jr) was distributed to all our children on a quarterly basis and offered sound biblical instructions with relevant activities to reinforce learning and growing in God’s word at home.