A walk through the history of Sharon Fellowship Sunday School...
- The Vision and foresight of Rev. P.J. Thomas, a great man of God and apostle of modern era gave birth to Sharon Fellowship Church in 1953 with its headquarters at Thiruvalla and branches around the world. Sunday School was also started right from the beginning in every local churches. Text book from Faith Theological Seminary, Manakkala and Sharon Bible College, Thiruvalla were used as Teacher's Manual on early days. All the programmes of Sunday school were controlled by various District Sunday School Committees till 1997.
- The idea of forming a Sunday School Association in its present form was the outcome of the discussions held in a Camp of Christian Evangelical Movement at the Sharon Church, Thottabhagam near Thiruvalla during 1997. Pr. K. A Philip was the 1st Director and Bro. P.J John the 1 st General Secretary of the Association. A constitution for the Sunday School Association also came into existence. The Sharon Fellowship Sunday School Association has published its own text book for classes 1 to 10 during 1997. The earnest and remarkable effort of Dr. T.P. Abraham, General Secretary of the Church in bringing out a syllabus of our own is thankfully acknowledged. The Association started conducting annual examinations based on the above syllabus. You can click on the link for exam results.
- Subsequently text book for Classes 11 and 12 were also published by the Association in the year 2005 and 2008 respectively. Preparation for a Text/Work Book for Pre-school class is also progressing and it is expected to be published by October 2013. The first “National Teachers Training Camp” was held at Dulous Bible Seminary Campus Aluva during 2005. Association has published a “Smaranika” in commemoration of the 10th year of the formation of the Association.
- Academic year of the Sharon Sunday School Association is from December to November. Annual examination is being conducted during October & November. Pastor Cheriyan Mathew (2001-2007) and Pr. Sabu Paul (2007-2012) were the other former directors and Bro. Sajan C Jacob(2001-2012) was the former General Secretary. Pr. Abraham Mannamaruthy and Bro. K. Thankachan are the present Director and General Secretary.
- The valuable guidance and advises given by Rev. Dr. T. G. Koshy the present President and Pastor. P.M. John, the General Secretary of Sharon Fellowship Church and the Counsil members are thankfully acknowledged.