ALL INDIA SUNDAY SCHOO; ASSOCIATION
A related agency of the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI)
AISSA aims at establishing close links with Sunday Schools of member Churches of the National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) and other churches.
Promoting Christian Education in and through Sunday Schools is the main concern of this organization.
In 1982, the All India Sunday School and Christian Education conference was held at Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh (Now Telangana).
Representatives from World Council of Churches, Christian Conference of Asia, Christian Education Movement in U.K. and over 60 delegates from member churches of NCCI attended this conference.
In response to the need expressed by these members who attended the conference, a new National level Ecumenical body for Christian Education was organized.
Thus evolved is the AISSA.
AISSA is administered by a Governing Council consisting of President, General Secretary, Treasurer and Other members drown out of the constituent bodies of the Association have knowledge and expertise in the filed of Christian Education to facilitate various programmes.
AIMS AND OBJECTS
- To help Sunday Schools to become effective channels of Christian Education in the Church.
- To plan and carry out intensive training programmes for Christian Educators and those teaching in Sunday Schools.
- To prepare, publish and develop new curricula and teaching aids, leaflets on different aspects and levels of the Christian Education for use in Sunday Schools.
- To prepare and distribute literature for use in Sunday Schools both by students and teachers for their growth in Christian faith and living.
To offer staff services to churches organizing seminars and workshops aimed at promoting the cause of Christian Education.
- To advise and equip church bodies in planning programmes in Christian Education.
- To promote Sunday School movement in Rural and Urban areas.
- To address contemporary issues in the society such as child nurture, children’s rights, family, child labour, child trafficking, the disabled, PLWHA, gender diversity, earth care, etc.
- To provide opportunities for exchange of programmes, leadership, literature etc., among the different member units.