Invest in the children of the community to bring about transformation for the nation is the purpose of the VOICE-Philippines Adopt a School program. VOICE-Philippines (Values Orientation In Classroom Education) presented an informational seminar regarding their Bible-based values curriculum for the local public schools at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary on Saturday, 19 March, hosted by the Christian Education Department.

The program encourages local churches to adopt a local school, either elementary or high school, by providing volunteer teachers and the Bible-based values curriculum for the values classes.

The curriculum includes Bible stories, Bible memory verses, stories from Philippine history and Asian cultural stories arranged in weekly lessons with student activity papers and take-home papers, visuals, and original music to complement the value learning. The values include truth and honesty, respect and friendliness, self-control and responsibility, and more.

Eighteen churches were represented by pastors and other decision-makers as well as students from Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) at the seminar.

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The APNTS Children’s Ministry Team also performed several puppet and other presentations throughout the seminar including “Glory to His Name,” “Reap What You Sow,” “David and Jonathan: He’s Got Faith,” “Giving My Heart to Jesus” and others.

A follow-up training for volunteer teachers for the VOICE curriculum will be held at APNTS later in the summer.