“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 course at the church.

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:

Pre-Servants program is a 12-month course with a catalog and curriculum designed for future servants in Sunday School.

This program is offered in English only.

Objectives:

  • To provide the participants (future Servants and/or Attendees) with a solid Orthodox Christian education, which enables growth in faith, and knowledge.
  • To enable active involvement in the learning process, and also pass the love and knowledge to others as well, especially new generations.
  • To equip the to-be servants to serve at various different levels, based on qualifications and readiness.

Registration Form:

In order 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 One:

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

*** Class will start @12:30 in the Board Room


 

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

I know my Church

Comparative Theology

The Holy Sacraments

Spiritual Note

Read your Bible pg1

Read your Bible pg2

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