The second lesson was held in the in Sunday school of Krimulda congregation, where teenagers started curriculum for developing leadership skills, as well as promoting motivation and a sense of belonging. Sunday school classes for young people are led by the author of the idea, a member of the Krimulda congregation council, Sandija Zalupe.
On this occasion, young people had the opportunity to watch an animated film about Lazarus, who was raised by Jesus Christ 4 days after his death. After watching, what was seen was discussed, questions were asked both by the teacher and the young people themselves. “Each of you has enormous power, believe it,” S. Zalupe wished the new generation at the end of the lesson.
It has already been announced that the Erasmus+ program project “Mobile Program for Youth Learners” (MoPYL) is developing a curriculum with 39 lesson plans for Sunday school lessons based on Christian values - the fruits of the Holy Spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodwill , faithfulness, meekness, temperance” (Galatians 5:22). The curiculum is aimed at young people between the ages of 13 and 15, helping them to develop skills aimed at the development of a young person as a responsible, motivated personality endowed with leadership qualities. The content is based on basic Christian values in order to eliminate any kind of discrimination and promote youth equality, acceptance of diversity, civic activity and the desire to participate in public processes. The project is implemented by Krimulda ev.luth congregation together with the partners – the Romanian Scout Society and St. Gabriel’s School from Spain.
The training program will support educators, including Sunday school teachers, and specialists working with young people in Latvia and Europe. It will be possible to use and adapt it in both formal and non-formal education of young people in various sectors, including religion, culture and education. The curriculum will be freely available in the digital environment in Latvian, Spanish, Romanian and English.
The project is co-funded by the European Union. It is implemented in the “Erasmus+” program in cooperation with the Agency for International Programs for Youth.
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