What is the main purpose of sunday school?

It is the basis of biblical teaching, a purpose for Christians to come together, and an opportunity to prepare Christians for baptism. However, in recent years there has been a transition in which the time traditionally used for Sunday school is used to recruit people for the Sunday worship service. What is the purpose of Sunday School? It is perhaps the local church's best structured program to effectively carry out the teaching ministry of Christ. Rather than being a separate agency from the church, it is a vital arm with four parts.

These include reaching, teaching, earning, and caring. What is the purpose of Sunday School? It is still functionally defined as reaching out to people so that you can teach them, win them over to Christ, and then care for them spiritually. What began as a single school grew to serve more than 2 million children and their families in 60 years. The first Sunday school did not set out to impact children who were already Christians in its “Sunday Best”.

It began as a way of empowering working-class children to get out of the cycle of poverty using the Bible as a textbook. Most Sunday School leaders are teenagers and adults who volunteer their time because they love Jesus and love children. Most Sunday School leaders are not school teachers, psychologists, therapists, or otherwise trained in child development. You know your child better and spend more time with him than your amazing Sunday School volunteers.

Sunday school is a place and a time where God's children learn that they are loved by God and the people of God through warm communion and a welcoming and creative study of the Bible. When I was on the church staff, I met couples who would drop their children off at Sunday school and leave campus. Sunday schools offer religious education to people of all ages and serve as a platform for people to unite for a common noble cause. In my time as director of the Ministry of Children and Youth, I was faced with many misconceptions about what “Sunday school was supposed to be”.

Sunday school is a creative and welcoming basic training course for young Christians, learning about the love of God, God's plan and God's expectations for his people. Sunday school teaching aims to inculcate in the minds of students faith in God and teach them the principles to which Christ adhered. Sunday schools aim to teach people to care about society and to work for its improvement. In Spiritual Parenting, Charles Spurgeon writes: “Let no Christian parent fall into the illusion that Sunday school is meant to relieve them of their personal duties.

One of the main objectives of a Sunday school is to evangelize ordinary people, thus promoting the spread of Christianity. I grew up going to Sunday school for years and didn't discover until college that Jesus wanted a personal relationship with me.

Terence Wedgeworth
Terence Wedgeworth

I love the Bible and love sharing God's truth with others! I dream of being a full-time evangelist, but for now it's Bible college and blogging for me. I also teach 4th grade Sunday School at my church. Click here to see my kids Bible lessons.