by Lora Steiner, managing editor About 50 Sunday school teachers from Franconia and Eastern District conference churches gathered on August 12 in preparation for the new school year. Teachers met […]
by Gay Brunt Miller, director of administration Jesus’ parting words to his disciples were to “Go… and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father […]
Bally Mennonite Church has always been a place where creativity has blossomed, but like many small churches, we have been facing declining numbers of children. Our community preschool, which meets daily in our building ten months out of the year, has continued to flourish, but this growth hasn’t been reflected in our Sunday school program.
We had what looked like two main problems: first, our Sunday school preschool class, which sometimes had just a couple preschoolers, was, for a while, combined with an older class and this wide age range seemed to be daunting for the children as well as the teacher; and second, despite many opportunities, we seemed unable to get our preschool families to come to our church.