TUMAINI BAPTIST CHURCH
5120 WHITFIELD CHAPEL RD
LANHAM, MD 20706-1902
Phone: +1(301) 306-0181
This is perhaps the most important ministry in any the church and it is also the fastest growing one as we welcome brand new members into our Sunday school class every year. Our children and youth currently constitute more than 30% of the total congregation
TBC has invested a lot of time and effort to ensure that our children and youth get the best Bible teaching s during their Sunday classes to enable them cope in the world where the word of God is a very scarce resource and also always bearing in mind that our parents are mostly young working families who may not always have time during the week for more than a quick prayer. Yet before you know they are grown and gone.
George Barna states:
"The research is very clear: if Jesus is not already part of their lives by the time they leave junior high school, the chances of them accepting Him as their Lord and savior is very slim (6%, to be exact). With children, it is just the opposite. Because of the challenges and insecurities they face in life, they are very open to being a part of a community of like-minded people who grow together. Children have a tremendous influence within their families and on the choices they make in all areas of life... The greatest evangelical window currently available is among young children."
R. S. Lee, the author of Your Growing Children and Religion says it this way:
"The first seven years [of life] constitute the period for laying the foundations of religion. This is the most important period in the whole of a person's life in determining his later religious attitudes. That is why the word of God tells us to Train up your child the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6