Charles New JCTM Theme:
Commitment to teaching, learning and doing the Word of God (Deuteronomy 6:7)
Charles New Junior Church and Teens Ministry is a one of the pillars of Charles New Methodist Church.
The JCTM as is referred in short is headed by the JCTM Superintendent and the Assistant Superintendent who are both elected by the church after every 2years as per the Methodist Church Standing Orders. The JCTM Leadership works together with JCTM Pastor who is either a church full time employee or Circuit full time employee.
The JCTM leadership works together with Volunteer teachers who devote their time and energy to teach and train the children on the ways of God as well as laying a firm foundation for a stronger church tomorrow.
JCTM leadership nominates 3 committed teachers to work together with them.
Recruitment and training of Volunteer Teachers.
Committed and devoted members of the church who are born again Christians and willing to commit their time and energy and with passion and love for the children ministry are encouraged to register at the beginning of every quarter of the year. Each volunteer specifies the Sunday he or she is free to teach the children as well as the group each person is comfortable teaching.
The volunteer teachers undergoes the Teachers training that is usually held at the beginning of the first quarter of the year and the materials for teaching the children are shared out as well as demonstrated out on how they are used while teaching the children.
The JCTM Leadership as well as the JCTM Pastor oversees the running of each class every Sunday and ensures that no group is lacking a teacher.
He/she is in charge of teaching materials. She/he can advise which material to acquire or can help in developing a teaching material as per the needs of the children. He/she also helps in offering pastoral works for the children ministry.
Groups in JCTM
Junior Church and Teens ministry is divided into 5 groups for the purposes of reaching out all the children with the word of God. This grouping also helps in delivery of the message to the children who are in different age groups as per their learning requirements and needs.
The groups are arranged as per their ages which are:
6years and below: Joy bringers
7years to 9years: Achievers
10years to 11 years: Overcomers
12years to Thirteen years: ROPES (Rites of Passage Experiences) Transition group.
14years to 19 years Teens
JCTM Sunday program:
Every Sunday other than the last Sunday of the month which we join the family service in the main church, our program looks like;
10.30 to 11.15am Praise and worship
11.15 to 11.25 Intercessory prayers
11.25 to 11.30 Offerings
11.30 to 12.30: break to different classes for the lessons.
The Charles New Church has 107 children’s including the children in boarding schools. However on a normal Sunday when the schools are opened we have around 7o children including the Teens. We have around 15 volunteer teachers who are fully committed for the teaching and helping in running the JCTM Services.
- Teacher’s trainings at least 2 in a year
- Teachers Retreat
- Children day out.
- Daily vocational Bible study during the holidays
- Annual Community services
- Seminars for 9years to Teens
- Teens camps
- ROPES Camp
- Circuit and Synod social days
- Junior Church and teen’s service