ABOUT SPECIAL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (SRE)
The C3 Church Scripture in Schools team are passionate about bringing the good news of the Bible to children of all ages in public schools. Some of these children may otherwise never know that God loves them.
85% of children in our local public schools don’t attend church regularly. Their scripture class is their church.
Scripture in Schools is officially known as SRE – Special Religious Education – with the NSW Department of Education. C3 Church Teachers receive initial training from our School Scripture Pastor and ongoing development training via quarterly team meetings. Individual support is always available too.
Here is what some of the team say about Scripture in Schools:
“Seeing kids engaged with the gospel and asking questions about it is the thing I like most about teaching Scripture in Schools!”
“Out of the overflow of your spirit, you will find that God is mighty in your classroom!”
“God prepares a place for us to hear from Him (Psalm 23:5) ~ This is the place where we read His Word and listen ~ Yes we are blessed! Likewise, we prepare a place for our guests, because when they arrive at our party we want them to feel so welcome! Our guests are the kids & staff in our SRE classrooms; our party is the #c3scriptureinschools classroom; our team prepares a place for them. This is a place for kids and school staff to hear from God and worship Him, as they listen to the message from the Bible.
Scripture teachers who know Jesus personally, will show His love to the kids through their words and actions. If we show Jesus and speak from a basis of knowing Him, we will see a great difference between a good Scripture class and a great one! It is an immense privilege when we connect kids…Read More
Q: Can anyone teach or help in Scripture Classes in Public Schools? A: Yes, anyone who loves kids and is keen to share the love of God can teach SRE! Q: Do I need to be a trained schoolteacher to join the SRE team? A: Anyone can join! Free training is provided by…Read More
Jesus said “Go into all the world” – Kids say “Come to our school!” The C3 SYD Scripture Team is super excited to be going back into school classrooms from the beginning of Term 3. We’d love for you to join us, whether that be as a classroom helper, a person who commits to pray…Read More
The C3 SYD team of Scripture Teachers visit local public schools near C3 SYD locations on a weekly basis. We are a team of 13 people reaching approximately 500 children each week in 6 local schools. Scripture teachers usually aren’t trained schoolteachers. They are people who love Jesus, love kids, and are keen to share…Read More
Over the past few weeks our #scriptureinprimaryschools team has gone back to school for Scripture classes (also known as SRE). We’ve been excitedly waiting for our schools to prepare a space for us, but in their hearts the team was ready way ahead of time. We had an all team meeting earlier this year,…Read More
In one of our schools, the C3 Church Scripture Teacher gave out a little Christmas card with a Christmas-themed pencil to each child. She wrote each child’s name on the card with the same text, ‘Happy Jesus Birthday Celebrations to You and the very best for the year to come’. Each child wanted her to…Read More