All children who come through our doors experience loving care, a safe and encouraging environment, and early teaching about Jesus.
Tenth’s Bible School for children and youth is a vital part of our ministry to the next generation. Bible School is held Sundays at 9 AM (with limited offerings at 11 AM) and 6:30 PM, providing something for every young person from the ages of 2 months to 18 years. Classes are divided by age or grade and are taught by competent and dedicated members from our congregation.
Children’s Bible School focuses on teaching children the truth of God’s Word to prepare them for ministry and personal witness in future years. In the early years lessons begin with an overview of both the Old and New Testaments, followed by more detailed stories, theology, and practical living applications in the later years. Lessons are accompanied by a robust memory work program including both scripture and catechism. For older students, we conduct an essay contest each year that gives them an opportunity to debate and explain a point of doctrine from the Westminster Confession of Faith.
Tenth’s Memory Work Program has been a feature of our Children’s Sunday School for more than 60 years. We understand that Bible memorization is a tool for making God’s word known to our covenant children. We hope and pray it helps them, “to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
Because it is much easier to absorb and retain the verses in youth than in later years, our Memory Work Program applies several basic principles:
Paul says the Church at Corinth is “Made Holy by Jesus Christ” but he writes to them because they asked him for help with problems that have arisen. They’re confronted by sexual chaos, manifestations of the Spirit, existing class distinctions and new divisions and heresies. Paul’s response is to drive them back to the cross of Jesus: the wisdom of the cross is the way forward in life as the Body of Christ. As we look at Paul’s answers for Corinth, we will think practically how the cross disciples us with wisdom for us in Philadelphia.
September 10: Intro: The City of Corinth; Acts: Paul in Corinth; “Someone else's mail”
September 17: 1:1-9 Greetings from Paul
September 24: 1: 10-31 Divisions in the church; Christ Crucified
October 1: 1 Cor 2 : The Wisdom of God
October 8: 1 Cor 3: Building up or tearing down the Temple for the Spirit
October 15: 1 Cor 4: Significance of Apostleship
October 22: 1 Cor 5 Scandal: the scandal of tolerated impurity
October 29: 1 Cor 6 Scandal The Scandal of public lawsuits
November 5: 1 Cor 7: The Married and the Unmarried
November 12: 1 Cor 8: Food offered to Idols
November 19: 1 Cor 9: Paul’s Apostleship and Freedom in Christ
December 26: 1 Cor 10: The Rock in the Wilderness