Ever since the inception of CSI Divya Shanthi Church, children's ministry has played a great role in its growth. The members of the present congregation cherish and recall their time as Sunday School kids at Divya Shanthi Church. 40 years have gone by, but the memories are still fresh and the vibrant Children's Ministry continues for the glory of God.
The loving and caring environment at the Sunday School helps children to grow in their faith. The energetic kids’ worship team leads the singing and worship session. The vibrant general assembly has attracted toddlers and parents alike. New songs, stories, fun filled activities, skits and visual aids bring Bible stories alive. Guest speakers are invited on several occasions. Children share joy and sadness through testimonies and celebrate their birthdays with friends.
Children are grouped according to their age brackets as Beginners, Primary, Juniors, Inters, Seniors and Young Adults. Interactive individual class time with their respective facilitators helped the children to discuss the Biblical incidents with their present context.
Regularly teachers meet, pray and plan for the Sunday School. Bible studies and retreats have kept teachers focused on the mission.
Sunday School children are encouraged to share the love of God with other kids and bring new friends to the church. Once a year they are taken to children's home to tell about the love of Jesus. They teach new songs, share stories and spend time with these children.
Sunday School celebrates World Sunday School Day on first Sunday of the month of November every year. The Sunday School children conduct the entire service on that day and have different programs.
Once a month, the children’s worship team sings choruses in the Church service.
Children participate in the church procession in the morning and participate in the rally organized by the Civil Area Sunday School department of KCD. Special 'Good Friday' Service was conducted by the children. Devotions on the seven words of Jesus on the Cross were led by our children. Activities and visual aids helped the children to relive the events at the Christ’s Crucifixion.
Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of Reformation Day, Children watched several clippings of a movie on Martin Luther.
Kids, enthusiastically, participate in the harvest festival. They bring gifts for the Lord. Sunday school game counters bring joy of childhood back to young and old alike.
Every November is packed marked with planning, practices and fun time with the loved ones in preparing for Christmas celebration. Drama, dance, skits, music, sweets, costumes fill the minds of the little ones. Christmas message on God's love to all the people fill the air. Gifts from the church complete the joy of Christmas.
Youth wing conducts Sports Day every year. Children participate in it and thoroughly enjoy themselves.
Sunday School children participate in different competitions held at various institutions and churches and have won many prestigious awards in singing, dance, choreography, photography etc.
Every year Vacation Bible School is conducted at Divya Shanthi Church as part of our Children's Ministry. Our Sunday School children and others join. Skits, songs, missionary stories, bible stories, memory verses, craft, games, puppet show, magic show make the Vacation Bible School a time of fun and learning. Each day is observed differently as Colour day, Environment day, Labour day, Love Feast, Ethnic day, Picnic day, etc. The final day is marked by the Sunday Service conducted by kids.
The congregation, parents, pastorate committee, pastor, teachers have remained true to their commitment in this wonderful ministry. Above all the loving God has kept this little flock safe through the generations. All glory to Him alone!