Summer is a time when school-aged children / youths will attend various camps and programs. Some of them are learning-oriented, others are merely for “baby-sitting.” Indeed, many Christian children will attend some form of “Christian camp.” Yet, most of these Christian camps and programs are high on activities but low on biblical contents. While Christian camps are good for children / youths with little exposure to the Christian Gospel, they are not always helpful in promoting a deeper understanding and vigorous study of God’s Word.
In view of the above, this summer we are attempting a new program — called the “New City Young Scholars Program小小聖經學者計劃” — designed for the more mature and eager (young) students of the Bible. To keep things simple, we are hosting an one-day seminar (on Saturday, 13 August 2011) with four 45-minute in-depth Bible studies, on the Book of Ruth. We are gearing it up for children 10 years old and older. However, younger but mature children — who are non-disruptive and proficient in reading — may also be admitted.
Ideally speaking, participants should have a habit of reading the Bible regularly and should have read at least 5%-10% of the English Bible (i.e. 50-100 chapters in ESV / NIV or other English translations). Parents may also consider joining the children in the seminar. The goal in the end is to encourage biblical parenting through an intentional and serious study of God’s Word.
Please feel free to contact me by email or phone if you have any questions.