Even as Professor in Christian Education, Dr. Brad Wigger finds time to teach Sunday school at his hometown at the Louisville Theological Seminary in Kentucky.
During a recent visit to Kenya, the Professor shocked many when he stated that he finds time to teach Sunday school and the title of a professor does not in any way deter him from mingling with the children. Despite his two children David and Kora being all grown, he sees nothing out of the ordinary in him, interacting with young children and teaching them the word.
During a recent lecture at the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC) titled Christian Education as a tool for Social transformation, he noted that the basic principles that are taught to children at their tender age are very important in moulding them to become amiable human beings in society and that can be properly done during Sunday school.
“It is important that families are empowered to ensure that children are brought up in a commendable manner both through Sunday school and also at home,” urged the Professor.
The lecture’s moderator Reverend Phyllis Byrd Ochilo wondered why many people who are well educated find it difficult to teach Sunday school and stated that it was important for the churches to re-think their strategy in ensuring that Christian Education especially in Sunday schools is well thought through rather than relegate it to the back seat.
Fiona Imbali, OAIC Communications.