BSNF workshop Reading the Bible with children in migrant church Amsterdam 

On June 22, the Bible Society for the Netherlands and Flanders (BSNF) organizes the workshop ‘Reading the Bible with children’ (in Dutch) in the GIM Amsterdam Gunung Batu, a migrant church. On Sunday June 30 a BSNF visit with Bible distribution is scheduled in Eindhoven and on September 22 in Amsterdam.

BSNF’s previous church visit was to the Oase international church in Amsterdam. Pastor Bram Beute was ‘glad to hear what BSNF does regarding Bible distribution’. He received copies of Migration Bible and the New International Version. These will be distributed to people who have little to spend and cannot afford a Bible. 

Samuel Ekpo, Relationship Manager Migrant & International Churches with the BSNF, visits migrant and international churches. ‘Our mission is for everyone to be able to read the Bible in the language of their hearts. We want to promote engagement with the Bible in all churches. That is why we visit migrant churches and make Bibles available.’ Through the BSNF, church members can obtain Bibles in Arabic, English, Sranantongo, Twi and Farsi, and children’s Bibles in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Papiamentu. 

BSNF provides training for children’s workers in migrant churches, using the digital bilingual Sunday school method Bible Basics, in Dutch Bijbel Basics, which is rooted in the ‘childrens’s theology’. The training focuses on the different ages and development stages every child goes through, according to the theory of the education psychologist Howard Gardner. Reading the Bible with a 4-year-old is different from doing so with a 10-year-old. Bible Basics is the most used Sunday school method (over 22.000 users) in the Netherlands. 

Saturday June 22: Workshop Bijbellezen met kinderen + Bijbel Basics, 11-13 uur. Language: Dutch. GIM Amsterdam Gunung Batu, Jacques Perkstraat 1, 1064 HP Amsterdam. 

Sunday June 30: RCCG Nathanville Center Eindhoven, Apparatenfabriek Strijp-s, 3rd floor, Hall 14, Torenallee 28, 5617 BD Eindhoven. Start of the service: 10.30 am; all are welcome. 

Sunday September 22: The Apostolic Church Holland, Bullewijkpad 51, 1102 LC Amsterdam. Start of the service: 1.30 pm; all are welcome. 

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