The Medhani-alem Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church of Los Angeles and surrounding Sunday school provides bible study, church dogma, church tradition, history of Christianity, and spiritual message. It strives to introduce our church’s spiritual foundation, core values, vision, and mission to our children and the congregation.
Sunday School gets its mission from the Old and New Testament. To mention a few from the Holy Bible:
“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads” Deuteronomy 6:4-8).
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22: 6).
“But Jesus called the little children to him and said to his followers, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them, because God’s kingdom belongs to people who are like these little children” (Luke 18: 16).
“When they finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these other men love me?” Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Then Jesus said to him, “Take care of my lambs. Again Jesus said to him, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.” Then Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.” A third time Jesus said, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was sad because Jesus asked him three times, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you!” Jesus said to him, “Take care of my sheep. The truth is, when you were young, you tied your own belt and went where you wanted. But when you are old, you will put out your hands, and someone else will tie your belt. They will lead you where you don’t want to go.” Then he said to Peter, “Follow me!”” (John 21:15-19).
“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say, I have no pleasure in them” (Ecclesiastes 12:1).
To provide a platform for our religion preservation and passing our faith to the next generation as it has been done, without hiatus, for the last 2,000 years. That’s to preach and propagate the Holy Orthodox Tewahdo faith amongst all children and youth.
To build wisdom i.e. the fear of God through a comprehensive understanding of the Holy Bible.
To provide a strong foundation for understanding the Eritrean Tewahdo Orthodox church and its Christian values and services.
To enhance our children understanding of the miracle of God.
Encourage our children to make a personal commitment to follow Jesus Chris.
Teach our students to worship our Lord through singing and praying and encourage them to remain committed to their faith.
To tackle current social issues using Bible-based education.
Extracurricular activities designed to enrich students learning experience.
To reach out and strengthen working relationship with other similar Eritrean Sunday school churches and beyond.
To produce future spiritual leaders for our church and beyond.
The Sunday school strives to contribute toward achieving these grand objectives by focusing on children and youth members of our church. The Sunday School will play a vital and major role in preserving, protecting, and propagating the Holy Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Faith. Many of the priests and deacons who are serving in the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo churches across the world are the products of Sunday Schools.