Children Ministry Teacher’s Conference 2012
Reported by Sis Jennifer Chan, Natalie Kong, Jenny Chng
The Children Ministry under the chairmanship of Deaconess Ruth Ong, organized the Children Ministry Teachers Conference in Ancasa Hotel, Kuala Lumpur from 31 Aug – 1 Sept 2012. This was the second conference being organized, with debut conference conducted in St Thomas’s Cathedral Kuching – but of a mini scale, a year ago in 2011.
3 teachers from St Thomas’s Cathedral participated in this conference.
Recapturing the passion for children’s ministry
That’s the theme of the conference. Bishop Ng Moon Hing in his opening address gave a good kickoff to the conference. He started his ministry in the Sunday school as a young priest and expressed a strong commitment for this ministry. He mentioned that the children ministry started with the church but other religions are now duplicating such ministry and are far ahead in their commitment in the children in their community.
Deaconess Ruth Ong, shared on recapturing the passion for the ministry. She reiterate Bishop’s message to Dream Children Ministry, Walk Children Ministry, Talk Children Ministry
Ministering to a hurt child
One of the topics shared by Mark Schultz from the Scripture Union is on the church role in helping a hurt child – whether they are suffering from physical and mental abuse, or neglect. How we identify, pray and minister to them as a family of God
Discipline – making it positive and effective
Pastor Amy Sholdt, with her 20 years of experience in education and 9 year in Malaysia, shared with us in making the classroom effective, where a child feels they are respected and belong. How to be different and be a cool teacher!
Besides the main speakers, we also learn creative teachings from some of the Sunday school teachers from St Mary’s Cathedral, Kuala Lumpur. We have a short introduction on how we can use Kids Games in reaching out to the community and also leverage on partnership with other Parishes or churches.
Gospel centered ministry
As teachers, as parents, we all called to this great commission –“Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of age”
We are indeed blessed to be called to be in this position of ministry. Pray, encourage and continue to uplift each other in prayers for this important commission that Christ has entrusted to all of us.
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