3 Ｊｅｓｕｓ Ｌｏｖｅｓ Ｍｅ（English） Jesus loves me, this I know; for the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong; they are weak but He is strong Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me Yes, Jesus loves me, The Bible tells me so.
4 Ｊｅｓｕｓ Ｌｏｖｅｓ Ｍｅ（Ｊａｐａｎｅｓｅ） Ｊｅｓｕｓ Ｌｏｖｅｓ Ｍｅ（Ｊａｐａｎｅｓｅ）Shu wa-re wo a-i-su Shu wa tsu-yo-ke-re-ba Wa-re yo-wa-ku-tomo O-so-re wa ara-ji Waga Shu Iesu, Waga Shu Iesu, Waga Shu Iesu Wa-re wo a-i-su Waga tsu-mi no ta-me Sa-ka-e wo su-te-te Ame yo-ri ku-da-ri Ju-ji-ka ni tsu-ke-ri (Refrain)
5 Iesu-sama Ga Ichiban (Jesus is No.1!) Don-na-ni sa-bi-shi-i to-ki-ni-mo Don-na-ni ka-na-shi-I I to-ki-ni-mo Iesu-sama ga Ichiban, Iesu-sama ga Ichiban Ta-to-e so-re-ga don-na-ba-ai-de-mo Iesu-sama ga Ichiban, Iesu-sama ga Ichiban (Na-a-ze?) Dat-te Iesu-sama wa Kami-sama da-mo-no
6 Jesus is No.1!(meaning)Whenever you are sad and lonely, (Remember that ) Jesus is your No.1. No matter what your problem is, (Remember that ) Jesus is your No.1 all the time. (Why?) Because Jesus is God; Because Jesus is God!
12 “Let the little children Come to Me.” (Mark 10:13)
13 What are some of the Christian Character Class One 9:30-12:00The Theme of the Class One:What are some of the Christian Characterthis age group should manifest?
14 Class One 9:30-12:00(modified schedule) 9:30-10:30 Introduction to the Course Bible Reading & Presentation 10:30-10:45 Learn a children’s song in Japanese 10:45-11:45 On Development (Piaget & Erikson) 11:45-12:00 Q & A with sharings (LUNCH TIME)
15 Biblical ReferencesMark 10:13 (let children come to me) Psalm 8:1~2 (praises on the lips of children & infants) Matthew 18:3 (unless you become like little children) Luke 2:11~12 (Savior born as a baby in the manger)
16 Christian Character Formation as the result of Spiritual Growth PhysicalMoral(Moral Values)Social(Relation-ships)Affective（Heart)Cognitive(Mind)
18 An infant: Start having his/her own world Mother(Care Taker)Baby
19 Separating to be independent (younger child~older child) Mother (Care taker)Child
20 Becoming independent (adult) Mother (Care Taker)Individual
21 ♪Umi To Sora Tsukurareta Shu (Sing to the tune of It’s A Small World) U-mi to so-ra tsu-ku-ra-re-ta Shu wa Wa-ta-shi-no Shu a-na-ta-no Kami Tsumi wo yu-ru-shi su-ku-i-ta-mo-oh Min-na-no Shu Iesu wa Shu Ha-re-ru-ya (Hallelujah) Min-na no Shu
22 Piaget’s Cognitive Development StageAgeDuring this stage…Sensorinmotor Stage0-2 years oldLearn thru movements & sensationsPreoperational Stage2-7 yrsAquire language & use symbols (words or pix) torepresent objectsConcrete Operational Stage7-11 yrsAble to see things from different pots of view, to imagine events occuringoutside their own livesFormal Operational Stage11 yrs +(Children age 10-12)Able to reason in abstractways; greater focus onpossibilities & ideological issues
23 Stages of Development By Erik Erikson CrisisVirtues to be attained10-1 yearsTrust VS MistrustHOPE22-3 yrsAutonomy VS Shame & DoubtWILL34-6 yrsInitiation VS GuiltPURPOSE47-12 yrs(11~12 yrs Preadolescents)Industry VS InferiorityCOMPETENCE513-19 yrsIdentity VS Role ConfusionFIDELITY620-34 yrsIntimacy VS IsolationLOVE735-65 yrsGenerativity VS StagnationCARE865 +Integrity VS DespairWISDOM
24 such Christian Character in their Lives? Class Two 13:00-14:30The Theme of the Class Two:How To Buildsuch Christian Characterin their Lives?
25 Children in the Bible Samuel (I Kings 3:10) Young David fighting with Goliath(I Kings 17:45)Young servant girl of Naaman’s wife(II Kings 5:3)12-year-old girl who was restored to life by Jesus(Mark 4:35-43)
26 Class Two 13:00-14:3013:00-14:00 Bible Reading & Presentation 14:00-14:15 Q & A 14:15-14:30 Assignments- Act the Bible Stories (in 4-5 groups) (SNACK BREAK)
28 God As the Master Builder “I planted, Apollo watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one waters have a common purpose, and will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; You are God’s field, God’s building.” (NRSV, 1 Corinthians 3:6-9)
29 Ages 10-12: Preadolescents Period of rapid physical growthBody changes with sexuality developingBecoming rational, logical, reasonable”Peer Group” becomes powerful influenceEnjoy group activities to create their own projectsBecoming critical of adultsHaving heros/heroines from sports & entertainmentfieldsSense of responsibility grows (church membership &stewardship)Able to seek God’s guidance in their lives
30 Content Areas for Teaching Older Children Objective 1 :Christian ConversionObjective 2 :Christian MembershipObjective 3 :Christian WorshipObjective 4 :Christian Knowledge &UnderstandingObjective 5 : Christian Attitudes & ConvictionsObjective 6 : Christian LivingObjective 7 :Christian Service
31 Objective 1: Christian Conversion To understand that all people do wrong and thatwrongdoing displeases God.To face the fact that the wrong things they do aresins against God.To realize that Christ’s death for our sins makespossible forgiveness and new life for every personwho repents of sin and trust Jesus Christ.
32 Older Children Need… To understand that a person becomes a Christian by trusting Jesus as Savior- not by being baptized and joining the church or simply trying to be good.5) To realize that they need God’s forgiveness for their own sins.6) To turn from sin to simply trust in Christ as theirpersonal Savior and Lord when the Holy Spirithas made them ready for such response andcommiment.
33 Objective 2: Church Membership Church Membership 1)To form the habit of regular church attendance and of participating with understanding and joy in church services and activities. 2) To understand that a New Testament church is composed of people who have already become Christians and who have been baptized in obedience to Christ.
34 Older Children Need…3) To understand that a person joins the church only after trusting Jesus as Savior, with a conviction that he/she is a Christian and should be baptized in obedience to Christ.
35 Objective 3: Christian Worship To understand that worship is an experience ofreverent communion with God and thatpeople may engage in worship alone,with their families, with friends,and with groups at church.To cultivate the practice of regular private worship,including daily Bible reading and prayer .(private daily worship= “devotions”)
36 Older Children Need…3) To do their part to maintain and to participate in family worship. 4) To attend regularly the worship service of their own church and to participate meaningfully and reverently in praying, singing, Bible reading, and listening.
37 Objecitive 4:Christian Knowledge & Understanding To help each child gain such knowledge of the Bible and Christian faith as can be related to his/her daily experiences.
38 Objective 5: Christian Attitudes & Convictions To guide each child in the continuing development of attitudes and appreciations that will encourage persoanl growth.
39 Objective 6: Christian Living To guide each child to develop and use in every day life, habits, and skills that will help him/her grow spiritually.
40 Objective 7: Christian Service To guide each child to use his/her talent and skills in ways that will help others and serve God’s purpose.
41 The Greatest Commandment “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He (Jesus) said to him (a Phariee lawyer), “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like itself; You shall love your neighbor as you love yourself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36-40)
42 Love God, Love your neighbors as you love yourself (Matthew 22:36-40) Lordyour GodYour NeighborsYourself
43 What should we, as the church, do to minister to them? Class Three 15:00-16:30The Theme of the Class Three:What should we,as the church, doto minister to them?
44 15:00-15:45 “Act It Out!” 15:45- 16:15 Presentation 16:15 -16:30 Q & A Class Three 15:00-16:3015:00-15:45 “Act It Out!” 15:45- 16:15 Presentation 16:15 -16:30 Q & A
45 *Do not speak! Just act it out. *Let each group give a 5-minute presentation of the Bible story given to them.*Do not speak! Just act it out.*The remaining class will see the act and have a guess of what the story is about.
46 “FORMATION & BUILDING” Galatians 4:19 (Christ being formed in the believer)Colossians 3:16~17 (let the word of Christ dwell in you richly)Ephesians 4:11~17 (growing in loveas unity in the Body of Christ)
47 For Christian Character Development… Christian TrainingDevelopmentalTasksCharacter Formation & Spiritual Growth
48 Older Children Need…To recognize that the Bilbe is an inspired messagefrom God and that its teachings are to be acceptedand followed in all that we believe and do.To develop an increasing understanding of the origin, structure, and transmission of the Bible.To learn about the customs and geography of the Bible lands in order to understand better many ofthe teachings of the Bible.
49 Older Children Need… To develop a growing knowledge of basic stories & truths increasing guidance and motivation for daily living.5) To grow in skill in using the Bible.6) To memorize appropriate Bible passages.
50 Teaching Children the Bible (outcomes) 1) Become aware of and remember Bible stories & facts. 2) Gain insights into Bible truths. 3) Be able to repeat selected Bible verses & passages. 4) Develop & express attitudes and feelings about Bible material. 5) Make a decision to accept Jesus Christ as his/her own personal Savior. 6) Make application of Bible truths in daily living. 7) Grow as a witness and servant of Jesus Christ.
51 Methods for Teaching Older Children *Storytelling ~ Bible stories, stories of God-motivated heroes/heroines *Dramatics~ story playing, drama, skits, role play, etc. *Questions~ to stimulate interest, test knowledge, help them express their thoughts, etc. *Discussions or guided conversations *Projects~ to “do” something related to their learning *Creative Activities~ writing, music activities, arts & crafts, mosaics, etc.
52 “The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom; and the favor of God was upon him.” (Luke 2:40) “ And Jesus increased in wisdom and in years, and in divine and human favor.” (Luke 2:52)
54 Ｂｉｂｌｉｏｇｒａｐｈｙ Charles A. Tidwell, The Educational Ministry of A Church: A Comprehensive Model for Studentsand Ministers, Revised & Expanded, 1996.Bruce P. Powers, ed., Christian Education Handbook:A Revised & Completely Updated Edition, 1996.Daryl Eldridge, ed., The Teaching Ministry of the Church:Integrating Biblical Truth with Contemporary Application, 1995.*Above 3 books are all from Broadman & Holman Publishers, USA.