New Apostolic Church

East Africa

Sunday school

Once Jesus said to His disciples, “Let the little children come to me”. In support of this core statement, the New Apostolic Church embraces children and provides spiritual care to them. Sunday school divine services are held when children close school and at the opening of the new school term.

A set curriculum is taught to children depending on age. A four year Sunday school course – age 7-10 years, a three year Religious Instruction course – age 11-13 years and a one year Confirmation course – age 14 years are being implemented.

Teachers to the respective courses are appointed according to the needs of the congregation. In addition to the formal lessons, a wide variety of informal activities (such as outings, games) are undertaken. This ensures close spiritual fellowship between the children as well as their teachers.

At this age, foundation for future musical development is laid into the children. They are exposed to choir singing and encouraged to play recorders. Children choirs participate in divine services and other occasions.