Diocesan Sunday School

The Christian Education department of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church has been a source of blessing to many since its inception. Bringing Sunday schools of various parishes of the Delhi diocese which were separated by various factors was materialized to this extent with the unstinting guidance and leadership by His Lordship Rt. Rev. Gregorios Mar Stephanos Episcopa.
 A scenario where the parish and centre level bodies are very much active with their respective programs, led to the planning of conducting only relevant and appropriate programs under the Diocesan level.
Talent search: In tune with the directions of the Samajam, those who score the maximum points were called for the final test. This is organised on April 26 at the St John’s school. Participants from Bhopal, Delhi, Rajastan and well wishers came together for a one day program. Delhi Centre came first followed by Bhopal.
Prizes were given away by Thirumeni at the concluding day of Diocesan Convention. Arrangement for the same was done by the Delhi centre.
VBS leadership Training. Finding the right leaders for the right group was yet another idea introduced by Thirumeni when most of the parishes used to depend on “leaders with so called better skills” from elsewhere even outside the church. It was decided to begin a special training session for those youth who were ready to invest their valuable time for the Lord thru the Church, to give leadership to the Sunday school particularly to conduct VBS sessions.
24 youth from different parts of Delhi Diocese participated in the three day workshop. Gen Secretary Rev Ninu Chandy and team led the sessions as per the Samajam curriculum. Rev. Sunil G Mathew also helped in conducting few sessions.
The trained leaders were sent to VBS ministry in parishes of Raipur, Indore, Hyderabad and Bhopal in addition to parishes of Delhi centre. It was found fruitful for the Leaders as well as participants.
A special word of thanks to Vice President Rev Sunil G Mathew, Treasurer Samuel George, Achens, all office bearers, Centre Secretaries and members of the Sunday School family.
May God strengthen us to continue His plans thru our lives. Rev Issac P Johnson served as the Secretary.