10:00 – 10:45 each Sunday during the academic year.
The Sports Hall, MBC, Clarehill Road, Moira.
Children aged 3 – 11.
There is no requirement for parents to be members of our church or attend our services.
Secondary school aged children are welcome at our Bible Class.
The primary aim of Sunday School at MBC is to support parents as they seek to raise their children in the knowledge of God and His gift of salvation through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Our weekly meetings involve a short time of praise and prayer in one big group, followed by a 30 minute lesson in small classes of about 7-10 children. The children have the same teacher for the duration of the year. Each lesson consists of prayer, bible reading, illustration, discussion, application and the gospel message. Worksheets are provided, which the children bring home to complete with their parents.
A few Sundays each year are ‘open Sunday Schools’ when we do not split up into classes. These Open Sunday Schools usually have a focus on Christian mission
Our annual curriculum usually consists of three topics on the following themes:
1. Old Testament
2. Jesus’ time on earth
3. New Testament / Early Church
We use ‘Go Teach’ resources in our lessons.
Each year the children also take part in a fundraising project. The main aim of this project is to teach the children about giving and to widen their understanding of God’s work in missions. All donations received by Sunday School are directed in their entirety to our current project or Estefany’s sponsorship.
Some of our more recent projects include:
2009 – Christian Blind Mission – providing medicines in Africa
2010 – BCM – supporting Christian camps at Mullertown House
2011 – Distribution of Kouya New Testaments in Côte d’Ivoire
2012 – Harvest Gleaning – Supporting families in Odoreu, Romania
2013 – Cooking facilities for Victory Baptist Church Sunday School, Kilifi, Kenya
2014 – Coaching4Christ See Photos of our outing to Coaching4Christ C4C
2015 – New Beginnings Children’s Village, Uganda
As well as the annual project, part of the children’s weekly giving is also used to sponsor Estefany, a young girl from El Salvador. The children receive letters from Estefany and learn about her life. They also have opportunity to write to her.
Before Sunday School finishes for the Christmas holidays, we have a Saturday Christmas Party and we also take part in the MBC Carol Service on Sunday.
On a Sunday near the end of May, we finish the Sunday School year with a ‘Children’s Day’. This comprises a morning and afternoon service in the main church building, in which all children take part. A special guest is invited to speak to the children, the project is wrapped up, and each child receives a gift.