“Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God”

 

By the grace of God, our beloved church started offering a Pre-Servants, Parents and  General Learners program.

NOTE: this program is NOT restricted to future pre-servants.  Anyone is welcomed and encouraged to attend and benefit from it.

Details below:

Program Overview:

This is a year-round and continuous program with a catalog and curriculum designed for future servants, and also to equip non-servants and anyones else with Biblical knowledge and Orthodox teaching in the various areas this program covers, through  presentations, workshops, case studies and scenarios.

This program is offered in English.  As our objectives are for the attendees to take and effectively feed the outputs and benefits of this program back to thir kids or family at home, or to Sunday Schools kids.

Meanwhile, in these sessions, we speak Christ’s universal language of love, tolerance, patience and support for each other.  You are encouraged to attend regardless of the language you speak.  Participation is always welcomed in other languages as well.

Objectives:

  1. (1 Peter 3:15): “Always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that in you, with meekness and fear”
  2. To provide the participants (future Servants and/or Attendees) with a solid Orthodox Christian education, which enables growth in faith, and knowledge.
  3. To enable active involvement in the learning process, and also pass the love and knowledge to others as well, especially new generations.
  4. To equip the to-be servants to serve at various different levels, based on qualifications and readiness.

Registration Form:

If you plan to serve in Sunday School, or in order for us to be able to send updates and related communications, please fill out the form in the link below.

Pre-Servants Registration Form

Session Framework and Format:

 

Program Schedule & Materials:


Week1: Sunday, Apr 02, 2017

Introduction to the Coptic Orthodox Church 

What is a Servant 

Group Workshop/Presentations


Week2: Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

Introduction to the Bible 

The Servant Leader  

Servant-Leadership 

Group Workshop/Presentations 


Week3: Sunday, Apr 30, 2017

Servant-Leadership – Session 2

Leadership cases presentation

Authenticity of the Bible 


Week4: Sunday, May 07, 2017

Part One: (Summary)

Inside the mind of an atheist

  • Explore and discuss challenges, early signs, and reasons that lead our kids to atheism.

Part Two: (Video)

What is God like? – By Fr. Anthony Messeh

Complete text:

First Question: What is God like?

  • Explore and discuss four common questions, frustrations and pitfalls facing our kids with their understanding of God.

Week5: Sunday, May 14, 2017

(Video):

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? – By Fr. Anthony Messeh

  • What is God’s will for my life?
  • Why is God not answering my prayer?
  • Why do bad things happen to good people?

Continuation from previous week – Explore and discuss common questions, frustrations and pitfalls facing our kids with their understanding of God.


Week6: Sunday, May 21, 2017

OT Series-Genesis-Understanding-Gods-Work-of-Creation


*** Week7: Sunday, May 28, 2017 *** – NO CLASS

Due to a pre-scheduled presentation for families at the church at the same time.


*** Week8: Sunday, Jun 04, 2017 *** – NO CLASS

Due to a pre-scheduled parenting presentation for families at the church at the same time.


Week9: Sunday, Jun 11, 2017

Part One:

Leadership case studies and assignments

Part Two:

Who is the God of the Old Testament?

OT Series: God-of-the-Old-Testament


Week10: Sunday, Jun 18, 2017

Sunday School Communications


Week11: Sunday, Jun 25, 2017 – NO CLASS

Due to a pre-scheduled church function.


Week12: Sunday, Jul 02, 2017 – NO CLASS

Canada Day Long Weekend


Week13: Sunday, Jul 09, 2017 – NO CLASS

Due to a pre-scheduled church presentation.


Week14: Sunday, Jul 16, 2017

Open Discussion, Q/A Session


Week15: Sunday, Jul 23, 2017

How to disconnect kids from the church


Week16: Sunday, Jul 30, 2017

Atheism – Q/A Session


Week17: Sunday, Aug 06, 2017 – NO CLASS

Deacons Ordination Event 


Week18: Sunday, Aug 13, 2017

Introduction to the Four Gospels 


Week19: Sunday, Aug 20, 2017

Genocide and Killings in the Old Testament – Session 1 – Fr. Dawoud Lamei 

Video:

Why violence in the Old Testament – By Fr. Dawoud Lamei


Week20: Sunday, Aug 27, 2017 – NO CLASS

Due to Kids and Parents Retreat


Week21: Sunday, Sep 03, 2017

Recap from previous session – Q/A

Genocide and Killings in the Old Testament – Session 2

Video:

Why Did God Kill People In The Old Testament? | A Christian Response to Richard Dawkins God Delusion


Sunday, Sep 10, 2017

Recap from previous session – Q/A


Sunday, Sep 17, 2017

Introduction to the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans


Sunday, Sep 24, 2017

Journey through the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans – Session 1


Sunday, Oct 01, 2017

Journey through the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans – Session 2


Sunday, Oct 08, 2017

Journey through the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans – Session 3


Sunday, Oct 15, 2017

Journey through the Epistle of St Paul to the Romans – Session 4


Sunday, Oct 22, 2017

Re-cap from previous session – Q/A


Sunday, Oct 29, 2017

Halloween – What you need to know..

To-Halloween-or-Not-To-Halloween 


Christmas Series Coverage – Keeping Christ in Christmas


Sunday, Nov 05, 2017

Re-cap from previous session (10 mn)

Introduction to Christmas (B.D.S.T)- objections against Christians on the following:

Celebrating the Birth of Jesus
Christmas Date
Santa Claus
Christmas Tree

Introduction to Christmas


Sunday, Nov 12, 2017 

Re-cap from previous session (10 min)

Christmas – Incarnation  of Christ Series – Introduction

*** MUST READ *** An amazing 3rd century book by St. Athanasius The Apostolic.

Incarnation of Christ – By St. Athanasius


Sunday, Nov 19, 2017 

Re-cap from previous session (10 min)

Christmas – Incarnation  of Christ Series – Review of the Gospel of St Luke – Chapter 2

Introduction to the Birth of Christ.


Sunday, Nov 26, 2017 

Re-cap from previous session – Gospel of St Luke – Chapter 2 – (10 min)

Incarnation  of Christ Series – Video (below) – Followed by a group discussion

On the Incarnation – By H.G. Bishop Raphail


 Sunday, Dec 03, 2017 

Incarnation  of Christ Series – Review of the Gospel of St Luke – Chapter 2

Birth of Christ.


 Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 

Incarnation  of Christ Series – Conditions and Characteristics of the Savior (M.U.S.H)

Why God needed to become a man.


Additional Resources:

I know my Church

Comparative Theology

The Holy Sacraments

Spiritual Note

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