St. James Children's Sunday School is a ministry which supports the goal of helping parents to see that their children are "taught diligently" to love the Lord (Deuteronomy 6).
Taking an approach which balances the desire for kids to have fun and fellowship with each other with their need to learn the gospel, we use a curriculum titled "The Anglican Edition – Teaching a Biblical Anglicanism with a Great Commission Emphasis." Our Sunday School teachers serve to support the godly rearing of children by their parents by helping children connect, study, interact with and apply God's Word.
- That Scripture makes it clear that God is relational (1 John 3:1, 4:9-10) and our goal is to help students see this part of God's nature through interaction with classmates
- God teaches us through His written Word how to live and relate with Him and one another (Hebrew 4:12, 2 Timothy 3:16); in each class we dive into a portion of God's Word and then review it together
- God asks us to internalize His Word so we can grow in relationship with Him (Psalm 1:2, 119:97); class leaders coach the children to a deeper understanding of the Bible passages and study and explore the Bible stories at their levels so they can apply them to their lives
- The Bible makes it clear that our faith is also what we do – how we live out what we say we believe; our teachers work to help our kids carry the lesson into the rest of their week and live out their faith in real life so they can be doers of the Word, not just hearers (Luke 11:28; James 1:22-25)
Our Sunday School classrooms are located in the Old Parish Hall.
Our youngest group, three years-Kindergarten is taught by Lisa Moise and Beth Tolman.
Our 1st-3rd grade class is taught by Emily Lawrence, Shanan Richard and Kevin and Emily Gardner.
Our oldest class is our 4th-5th grade class taught by Scott Doggett, Stefani Baker and Andy Schafer.