Why is Share keen on developing a strong Sunday School ministry for children in the churches that our missionaries have planted?
We are committed to develop a community of believers who will continue to advance the Gospel of Christ in the future as they grow in their faith. There is no better place to start that process than with children. Jesus told His disciples to “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” The faith of a child is a true reflection of what the Kingdom of God is like (Matt. 19:14). As the Kingdom spreads in the hearts of men and women in Turkanaland, Share’s ministry to children in every church we plant will ascertain continued growth and spread of Christian faith for generations to come – until Christ’s return.
Planting the seed of faith in our Turkana children ensures the felt and life-changing presence of Christ in every village. It creates a community of present and future Bible lovers and worshippers of God who also become positive, responsible, productive, and friendly citizens in every community. They begin to be the “salt” and “light” (Matt. 5: 13-16) of the earth at an early age.
It all begins with a sound curriculum for teaching Sunday School teachers. Share’s curriculum includes multiple lessons, beginning with qualifications of a good teacher to the importance of children to God. So far Share has trained and commissioned a total of 74 Sunday School teachers across Turkanaland.
Since 1997, Share has reached and planted churches among 400,000 Turkana people within a geographical region encompassing a population of 700,000. We hope to reach the total 1M Turkana population in the shortest time possible. It will cost $10,000 for the Sunday School programs in 2018.