Our Sundayschool

The Sunday School of IPC Ebenezer Dubai Sunday School is a subsidiary organization, which is the student's wing of The Indian Pentecostal Church of God. The Motto of this organization is to train up a child in the way he should go and the very basic purpose is to teach the biblical doctrines, spiritual and ethical values to the new generation. We aim at a God fearing society, with a high morale and ethics.

The first Sunday School of IPC EBENEZER, Dubai began on 10th February 1989 with few students and teachers on a Friday morning in the Parsonage near clock tower. The children were segregated into six classes based on age and educational status. From the humble beginnings, it grew up in numbers and today, by the grace of God and by the valuable prayers of Pastor and Church believers, God has blessed our Sunday school with 40 students and 9 teachers administered by a Head Master and a Patron to ensure able functioning under the limited environment of the Gulf region. It is ensured that the teachers are born-again Christians with a commitment to the word of God and a burden for the generations. They strive hard to impart good spiritual learning and moral values in the students at a young age according to the word of God as it says in the Holy Bible.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Prov 22: 6

The Sunday School of IPC Ebenezer Dubai has enabled many children to know the Lord personally in their lives and led them to follow the commandment of the Lord through water baptism and surrender their lives into the hands of the Lord as they progress in life and move onwards into responsible citizens of the world. Many past students have acknowledged this as they cherish the precious memoirs of their days in our Sunday School on occasional meets and reunions. We believe that if the time of the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ extends to this generation, these children will grow up into able witnesses for the Lord in the midst of the perishing world in all walks of life as the Lord leads them in the coming days.

Sunday school activities

  • » Teaching of new songs/stories
  • » Bible Quiz Contests
  • » Various talent development programs according to age groups, like
    • » Story writing competitions
    • » Drawing competition
    • » Poem writing competition
    • » Memory verses reciting/writing
    • » Elocution competition
  • » Annual Examination based on IPC curriculum.
  • » Seminars & Retreat for students
  • » Picnic
  • » Colourful Anniversary Celebrations including
    • » Skits
    • » Action songs
    • » Choreographed performances
    • » Various talent programs

Sunday School Association

  • PastorPr. Sam Varghese
  • PatronEvg. V.D.Thankachen
  • Head MasterBro. Saji Varghese
  • Teachers
    • Sis. Blessy James
    • Sis. Mini Thomson
    • Sis. Merlin Shibu
    • Sis. Raino Reji
    • Sis. Sally Biju
    • Sis. Rincy Bejoy
    • Bro. Binu Raj
    • Bro. Mathew John
    • Bro. Robin Sam Mathew
    • Bro. Saji Varghese

Sunday school Schedule

  • Time8:15 pm - 9:30 pm, every Friday
  • VenueHoly Trinity Church, Dubai - John Laing Hall No: D2

History of Sunday School Movement.

A Sunday school is an institution designed to teach people, usually children, about Christianity, named such because most Christian churches meet on Sunday. Robert Raikes initiated the Sunday school movement. Sunday schools were first set up in the 1780s in England to provide education to working children on their one day off from the factory. Raikes was an English philanthropist and Anglican layman, born at Ladybellegate House, Gloucester in 1736, the eldest child of Mary Drew and Robert Raikes, a newspaper publisher. He was baptised on 24 September 1736 at St Mary de Crypt Church in Gloucester. On 23 December 1767 he married Anne Trigge, with whom he had three sons and seven daughters. Their oldest son Rev. Robert Napier Raikes had a son General Robert Napier Raikes of the Indian Army during the British rule.

The movement started with a school for boys in the slums. The best available time was Sunday as the boys were often working in the factories the other six days. The best available teachers were lay people. The textbook was the Bible, and the originally intended curriculum started with learning to read and then progressed to the catechism.The movement began in July 1780 in the home of a Mrs. Meredith. Within two years, several schools opened in and around Gloucester. He published an account on 3 November 1783 of Sunday schools in his paper, and later the work spread through the Gentleman's Magazine, and in 1784, a letter to the Arminian Magazine.

The original schedule for the schools, as written by Raikes was "The children were to come after ten in the morning, and stay till twelve; they were then to go home and return at one; and after reading a lesson, they were to be conducted to Church. After Church, they were to be employed in repeating the catechism till after five, and then dismissed, with an injunction to go home without making a noise."

In 1785 it was reported that 250,000 children were attending Sunday School- there were 5000 in Manchester alone. By 1831, Sunday schools in Great Britain were teaching weekly 1,250,000 children, approximately 25 percent of the population. As these schools preceded the first state funding of schools for the general public, they are seen as the forerunners of the current English school system.