Education is a lifelong process, beginning at birth and ending with the grave. The ministry of the Church School is to guide the Christian education of persons from childhood and into the adult years. The aim is not simply to offer information but using the Bible as the basis of instruction to enable the transformation of lives through education. In the MCCA what was once called "Sunday Schools" are now called Church Schools; they should cater to the needs of not only children and young people, but to all members of the Church irrespective of age.
The Church School is the cradle of the Church as it is here that the intentional Christian formation of individuals will occur in the Church. Each Church School is the responsibility of a Congregation, and the Congregation will see to ensuring that the Church School has the resources to carry out its responsibility. The ministry of the Church School is vitally important to the life, work and growth of the Church.
The Connexional Conference in 2003 has put in place plans to publish a standard Church School Curriculum materials for the entire MCCA. Materials will be published in English, Spanish and French, using a three (3) year cycle. These materials should be available for use in Church Schools by September 1, 2009. For further information about the new Connexional Church School materials please visit the Growing in Fullness website.