THE GLOBAL IT REVOLUTION NEEDS TO CREATES A REVOLUTION IN THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS ROOM

 
“Whatever it takes to educate the Children in our Churches; the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant Christian.” Binu Peniel
One of the greatest challenge we face is to continue to educate our people as a community of people of God. There is abundance of information available at the touch of a button, however many persons don’t read the newspaper, listen to radio or TV or browse the Internet.  One of the reasons is affordability, especially this is a reality in the Indian and wider Asian Context. Single parents working had to put food on the table always compromises when it comes to buying daily news papers or spending thousands of Dollars buying Mac or IPAD or to subscribe to Internet.
Another challenge for our country is to provide Educational PAD for school children with an affordable price with the vision to create the India as an IT Hub in the region or as a center of Information Technology in the hemisphere. Today’s modern technology motivates resourcefulness and hands-on learning with features we never find in any other instructive tools we ever used.  This is same when it comes to religious education. We know there is a fundamental notion that religious people are not very intelligent. It is not necessarily in that way forever and ever. Some of the reasons could be as follows. Intelligence is closely connected with analytical and data-driven mindset and they are less likely conform without rationality. There is always seen science as a binary opposite to religion. The other reason is intelligence and religiosity are functionally equivalent meeting the same psychological need. “I believe whatever it takes to educate the children; the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant christian.” The world is yet to see the complete information technology revolution and it is more unprecedented in the history.  It should not leave Christians and Children of God behind. The world has seen only 10% of that revolution, can we imagine where our children going to go with the 10% that they already have. 
Another challenge we face is to keep up with the traditionalism and modern development. A cultural transformation is what is required from old is Gold and Godly to new is Gold and Godly when it comes to technology and development. John Maxwell once said; his multimillion Dollar Company was making 95% of its annual income not from the things the company was doing five years ago.   
Another challenge is to build influentially built in christain -Apps, games, talking the language of today, where students engage with content in an interactive ways, find information in an instant, and access an entire library on their finger-print with the church based content and Christian values. Even though we are a small minority in many Asian countries, but unique in each one's identity and history.  The task is to educate our children with our history and uniqueness. And now, with the introduction of Multi-Touch textbooks it takes learning to a whole new level and easier. In the information age the knowledge is doubling every two and half years. Text books are outdated before even they are published. In this postmodern era the learning styles changed dramatically and the conventional text book dilemma and heavy backpacks and weighted down are no more of students’ interest.  This crate an urgent need for change in doing Christian Ministry. 
One of the free platform we can use is called Edmodo. Anytime Anywhere Learning. Connecting students and teachers. I will give the link below and please check this out. https://www.edmodo.com/
Blessings 
Binu Peniel
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