BRIEF HISTORY: The Church School Ministry was created at the inception of the Good Shepherd Baptist Church in 1940 under the leadership of Rev. Essie Mae McIntye, the church organizer and founder. The Church School is the foundation through which Biblical teaching and concepts are shared with members. Over the years, the church school staff has presented Biblical knowledge that has transcended into modern times, those principles and precepts that continually equip individuals for Christian living. The current Church School is composed of the following classes: (Ages 2-3) Nursery(Ages 4-5) Beginners (Ages 6-8) Primary(Ages 9-11) Juniors(Ages 12-14) Intermediate(Ages 15-17) Teens(Ages 18-up) Young Adults Adult Class (26-46) Women - Joshua Long Men - Couple’s ClassMISSION STATEMENT: To teach believers the spiritual truths found in the Bible in order to equip them for successful living and obedience to the Word of God.
GUIDING SCRIPTURE: Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15
EVANGELISTIC ACTIVITIES: • Providing Church School invitations for distribution to members and community • Work with the New Member’s Committee to welcome new members
STAFF: The Pastor appoints the Church School Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent. Teachers are appointed by recommendation of the Superintendent and Director of Christian Education after completion of the Creative Ways of Teaching class and other aspects of teaching preparation such as completion of workshops, courses, and conferences. All Church School teachers and leaders are expected to attend teacher’s forum weekly, and support other ministries of the church.
MEETING DATE, TIME AND PLACE: Church School meets each Sunday at 9:45 a.m. at the church. The classes meet for one hour.
Contact: George P. Hatcher