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Training for Ministry among Children
Monday, Feb 19, 2018

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The synod department of Christian education along with the Board for Christian education (Kollam-Kottarakara Diocese) organised a Sunday School Teachers' training  program on 13th February, 2018.  This took place at Craven High School auditorium, Kollam.  About 240 teachers from the diocese of Kollam-Kottarakara participated.  Rt. Rev. Dr. Oommen George, the Bishop of Kollam-Kottarakara inaugurated the event with an exhortation to commit to minister to the children for the develpment of the diocese at large.  Rev. Dr. Bhanu Samuel, vice President of the diocese highlighted how rewarding the ministry among children is as one can imagine the amount of impact that they as teachers can have on their Sunday School children.  Rev. Dr. Jayachitra L, director of the department of Christian Education, Synod Secretariat recalled the first century Palestinian context in which children were treated as 'no bodies' and it is in this context that Jesus gave importance to their involvement in God's reign.   She invited all to strive for a chid friendly sunday school and church in their respective places.  Rev. Eby K. Thomas led two sessions on the role of Sunday School teachers in Children Ministry and on the methods of Bible lesson preparation.