The Elementary Sunday School class uses a Bible-based curricula distributed by Children’s Worship Bulletins, Inc. Currently, the grade school students are in the middle of studying the “Top 30” Bible stories. Usually, all of the students read the day’s Scripture together and then the pupils apply their knowledge to a few puzzles or craft projects. Elementary students also work on developing their prayer skills, starting each Sunday session with a Prayer Circle. In addition, our middle school and junior high youth hone their speaking skills by delivering the Liturgy in the church service on the first Sunday of each month. All of the students take turns serving as acolytes on Sundays throughout the school year.
The Upper Division Sunday School class uses an Archaeological Study Bible in combination with various articles regarding recent events and scientific discoveries that relate to the Biblical stories. Having a basic understanding of the Bible, the older students spend their time not only augmenting their Scriptural knowledge, but also discussing and debating scientific, political, and philosophical issues that relate to the week’s lesson. Questions are encourages, as we explore students’ doubts and concerns. Indeed, the Upper Division class serves as a springboard to our Comparative Religions course that is offered to Juniors, Seniors, and college students who have reached a sufficiently advanced level in their studies. All of the high school youth work continually on improving their spoken prayer skills and they develop their speaking and writing abilities by authoring and delivering the Children’s Sermon on the first Sunday of each month.