When children enter into the classrooms at Trinity, we encourage them to consider what a special place it is. Each week, we remind them that “This room is different than your classroom at school…. or your living room at home…. or a playground at the park. This room is different. It’s a SANCTUARY. A place to meet with and encounter God. We walk differently in the Classroom Sanctuary (we don’t need to rush or hurry). We talk differently in the Classroom Sanctuary (we use a soft voice and peaceful words). We even learn and ask questions differently in the Classroom Sanctuary. This is a place- not for having all the answers- but for spending time with God and asking him to be a part of our lives as we grow and better understand HIS story.
Many of us spend our weeks in a busy state of to-do lists and full schedules. Entering the SANCTUARY (whether in the larger church worship space or in the classroom spaces), will often feel, look, and sound different than the rest of lives. Thank you for speaking with your children about how they can demonstrate their understanding and appreciation of the Classroom Sanctuary.