Children in Israel are growing up in an environment that is mostly hostile to faith in Yeshua. How will they stand strong in the face of the peer pressure and the temptations they will encounter in school, in the military, in the workplace? It is the role of both their families and their congregations to provide them with a firm foundation in the faith. And therefore, we consider children's and youth ministry in congregations to be of vital importance.
Since 1997, our Shabbat School seminars have been the primary venue in Israel for training teachers. We provide both theoretical and practical teaching, as well as the opportunity for the teachers to network with and encourage one another. Lectures and workshops are taught by experienced local Israeli pastors, teachers, and leaders. And various Messianic publishing houses display their materials for children, teens and teachers.
We hold a large, national Hebrew seminar twice a year, in Netanya. We also organize a smaller annual seminar in Russian, for the many Russian-speaking teachers in Israel.
"Before Caspari Center started the Shabbat School Seminars there wasn't much training available in Israel. Caspari brought people together country wide to learn and to share their experiences and knowledge. Through the seminars I have got many ideas on how to develop the work in our own congregation. I find it very encouraging to see so many people involved in children's ministry. I'm especially happy to see more awareness of the need to teach children already at an early age. Caspari Center is an excellent channel to supply teaching and literature to help parents in raising their children."
Debbie, Shabbat school teacher