This book first appeared as a course to encourage children who were leaving Sunday School. They were beginning to attend the church’s morning service and it was a strange territory! This book was intended as in induction course and has been tried and tested over a number of years.
Sheila Stephen has held various leadership roles in church-based youth and children’s ministries. She currently lectures at The Wales Evangelical School of Theology (WEST) on a number of subjects, including Youth and Children’s Ministry.
How do you prepare young people to make the change from Sunday School to church? This workbook with leaders’ guide has been written to help young people make that transition. The 11 studies cover subjects such as “What is a church?”, “What is worship?”, “What happens at communion?” and “Am I really a Christian?” The material has been prepared as an interactive Bible study/Sunday School lesson. The workbook lists all the relevant Bible verses and has space for the young people to write answers to the various questions. The leaders’ guide gives the answers and background information to help plan the session. These lessons are geared towards an independent evangelical church that teaches believer’s baptism, but could be adapted for other traditions. They would be most suited to young people aged 15 upwards who have regularly attended Sunday School. GoodBookStall Review – Alan Hill – 03/05/2013