In collaboration with church leaders in over a dozen African nations, we have adapted Christian discipleship curriculum for local churches under a new name, Life on Life.
The relational model of Life on Life equips caring adults to serve vulnerable children. Their relationships flourish in connection with their local church. In that context, learning resources cultivate three strands of discipleship—spiritual formation, character development, and life skills—to strengthen the whole child.
As the Scripture says,
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)
A Child Shall Lead Them
Already, several churches across Africa have contacted David C Cook for their own version of the Life on Life children’s curriculum. The Anglican Church of Rwanda is among the first getting started with its own translation in Kinyarwanda.
After the first “train the trainer” workshops, Sunday school teachers were equipped to take the curriculum back to their dioceses.
One teacher shares how the new curriculum not only engages Sunday school children, but reaches their parents and families as well:
Participation helps children to truly understand what they learned from Sunday school. When they get home, they share what they learned with their parents, and the parents become very excited. We have five sets of parents who joined our church thanks to the teachings and testimonies from their children who attended Sunday school.
— Uwimana Jean Paul from Cyangugu Diocese
Children are often the best evangelists, bringing the good news to their whole family. With more than five million children in Rwanda, there is tremendous opportunity for the gospel to grow in the hearts of this generation. Please pray for trainers as they implement the new curriculum and share God’s love with their Sunday school children.