Recognized the first Sunday in June, is the kickoff to
Back to Church School Crusade
Beginning of National Church School Day
1970 First Proclamation issued by the
City of Memphis, Mayor Henry Loeb.
National Church School Day was launched in 1970, National Church School Day has been supported by city, county, state and national officials as evident by annual proclamations or resolutions. It is not a public holiday, but it is a day set aside where most people of faith recognize the need to respond to the mission to teach the children. National Church School Day, recognized the first Sunday in June, is the kickoff to Back to Church School Crusade
Suggested ways to recognize National Church School Day include:
Prepare a sermon around the theme “Teach the Children” from the selected scriptures and/or the Lectionary.
Hold special prayer for youth and youth leaders - Pray for the safety and spiritual welfare of children and their families.
Host a Sunday evening forum for youth to express themselves. Discussions can include:
The importance of education/staying in school;
How crime and violence can be decreased and ultimately eliminated in their respective communities;
Biblical role models and how relevant they are to today's youth
Offering character-building workshops.
Gang violence and crime awareness;