2019 Lenten Retreat Guide

We are pleased to present a Sunday School Lenten Retreat Guide developed by the Educational Enhancement team for the 2019 Lenten Season. In order to provide a consistent education experience throughout the diocese, it is encouraged for each region/parish to conduct a Sunday School Lenten retreat based on the theme presented here. These are resources, … Continue reading 2019 Lenten Retreat Guide

2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 2

Objective – At the end of the session students will be able to: Understand the purpose of fasting and why our Church encourage all believers to wholeheartedly partake in it. Recognize Biblical examples of fasting Take a stance on how they wish to grow in Christian discipline through fasting Specific Objectives Discuss original sin, repentance, and … Continue reading 2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 2

2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 3

General Objective – Examine the story of the healing of Jairus’ daughter to better understand what it means to submit ourselves and to trust Christ with our whole heart through our prayers. Along with this story, the students will also learn the Jesus Prayer and the Lenten Prayer of Mor Ephrem in order to guide them … Continue reading 2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 3

2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 1

Objective – To appreciate the postures followed during prayer. Specific Objectives Narrate the story of Daniel in the den of lions Demonstrate different postures practiced during prayer. Outline the importance of the postures used in prayer Make the sign of the cross Note to the Teacher For children of this age group, the attention span is … Continue reading 2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 1

2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 4

Objective – The general objective will be understand and comprehend the importance of scriptures within our spiritual lives, especially during the Lenten season. Specific Objectives Lesson Time 1: Students will be able to list 2-3 reasons why it is beneficial and important to read the scriptures. (keeps us fresh, helps us understand the church, shapes our … Continue reading 2019 Lenten Retreat – Class 4

Fall Retreat 2018

We are pleased to present a Sunday School Fall Retreat Guide developed by the Educational Enhancement team. In order to provide a consistent education experience throughout the diocese, it is encouraged for each region/parish to conduct a Sunday School Fall retreat based on the theme presented here. These are resources, templates, topics, guides, and activities that … Continue reading Fall Retreat 2018

Fall Retreat 2018 – Hannah

General Objective:  To better understand hurdles in life can be overcome with praise and thanksgiving. Lesson Objective: To understand the importance of prayer. To state how Hannah showed gratitude Thank God for everything he gives us. God is listening. There is a purpose in everything that God does even if we don’t see what it … Continue reading Fall Retreat 2018 – Hannah

Fall Retreat 2018 – Jehoshaphat

General Objective:  To better understand hurdles in life can be overcome with praise and thanksgiving. Lesson Objective: Discuss Jehoshaphat’s reaction to hearing the news of the kingdom under attack. Narrate the story of Jehoshaphat winning the battle with sole praise and thanksgiving and no physical fighting. Memory Version: “…….Give thanks to the Lord, for his love … Continue reading Fall Retreat 2018 – Jehoshaphat

2018 Lenten Retreat Guide

We are pleased to present a Sunday School Lenten Retreat Guide developed by the Educational Enhancement team. In order to provide a consistent education experience throughout the diocese, it is encouraged for each region/parish to conduct a Sunday School Lenten retreat based on the theme presented here. These are resources, templates, topics, guides, and activities that … Continue reading 2018 Lenten Retreat Guide

2018 Lenten Retreat – Class 4

Suggested grades: 10th-12th grade Passage: John 11:1-44 General Objective: Discuss the healing power of Jesus, on the body, mind, and soul through the story of Lazarus’ resurrection and how it relates to the overall theme of “Jesus My Healer” in Jeremiah 17:14. Lesson Objective: 1. Narrate the story of the Resurrection of Lazarus. 2. Introduce … Continue reading 2018 Lenten Retreat – Class 4