2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." At Zion United Methodist Church we place great importance on the study of God's word and how to connect that study with our everyday lives in a truly meaningful way.
Decades ago, there was little need to learn how to apply faith in the surrounding culture, because everyone (at least outwardly) shared the faith. The church set aside a time for individuals to learn more about their tradition’s understanding of the Bible and doctrine. Today, many different values, lifestyles, and beliefs visibly pervade our culture. Christians now face having to integrate their faith in work and social environments that often bear few signs of Christian influence. It used to be that for children, learning about Jesus was at home and in the public schools. Slowly, teaching about Jesus became less common in school and, sadly, at home.
These are just some of the reasons that Zion United Methodist Church places great importance in our Sunday School programs. These programs not only educate us to better understand and interpret God's word, but how to apply this learning to our every day lives. Dialogue and discussion is a key component in all our Sunday School classes as we encourage everyone to share how God is revealing himself to each one of us through his word.