The Sunday School body of the Gauteng Mpumalanga Apostle Area had a series of fun-filled and goal-directed events during the months of May, June and July which ended with the pledge Grow2gether.
The events kicked off with the building of various crowns in the entire district, with the aim of the confirmands loading it with the fruit of the Spirit gemstones directly after the divine service conducted by the District Apostle for the confirmands.
Each confirmand chose a gemstone as a mantra for the next 9 months as they prepare for their special confirmation day. The Apostle J Joubert ended the session by encouraging the confirmands to… “not wear the crown, but to be the crown” on a daily basis.
This event was followed by unique and inventive Pentecost Bible Quizzes in the Apostle area. The key focus was on the meaning of Pentecost in our lives today and the revision of all the lessons covered. The Bible quizzes were conducted per congregation and in some areas per district. It resulted in amazing fun where the entire congregation participated! The fun-filled pop-the-balloon, build the puzzle, match the columns, role-plays, and straw quizzes created lasting memories!
The 17th of June marked the special Sunday School service for the confirmands and Sunday School children. The Bible word was Ephesians 5: 25 – 27, with the focus on the children learning to love the church, realise the power of forgiveness and present themselves to Christ in His image. The children decorated the altar, stood as doorkeepers, and were the main choir. It turned out to be fun-filled guest services of note with their friends in attendance!
Thereafter, the district coordinators met on the 25th of June for a weekend strategic session where they planned relevant Sunday School and confirmation projects with the aim of re-purposing, re-imagining, re-designing and re-newing Sunday School after the ease of restrictions on the Covid-19 pandemic. The Apostle J Joubert thanked all the coordinators for their commitment to Sunday School and emphasized that Christ and our salvation are the reason why we do what we do.
The weekend concluded with the Sunday divine service at Brentwood Park Congregation