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WHDL - 00010219
This study investigated the correlation of the children's self- perceptions of Kids Klub and their spirituality. These children were those who enrolled in Kids Klub of Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary (APNTS) in January 2012. This study is significant for several reasons. First, it will be helpful in developing a creative and holistic ministry with children for Christian educators working in a seminary setting. Secondly, APNTS' Kids Klub may identify its strength and weakness so that it may improve its effectiveness through holistic ministry in the researcher's church in Yangon, Myanmar. The researcher used purposive sampling in the choosing of the respondents. The researcher personally administered the questionnaire at the same place an time. The teacher-administered questionnaire was adapted from the questionnaire utilized by Judy Solito on here Master of Arts in Religious Education Thesis' entitled, "Perceptions of Intermediate Children towards Sunday School in Selected Churches of the Nazarene in the Metro Manila District." The results and interpretation were obtained through the use of statistical tests. Specifically, this study attempted to discover the following: 1) What are the demographic characteristics of the respondents in terms of age, gender, and nationality? 2) What are the self-perceptions of the respondents toward Kids Klub in terms of the teacher qualities, lessons and activities used by the teacher, attitude toward Kids Klub in general, and their spirituality?; 3) What is the strength of the relationship between the self-perceptions of the respondents' spirituality to the teacher's qualities, the lessons and activities used by the teacher, attitude toward Kid Klub in general? 4) If a positive correlation can be established in terms of the perception of the children towards the teachers, lessons, activities, and general attitude towards Kids Klub can it be stated that these are factors that affect the children's spirituality? Based on the findings of this study, the following conclusions were drawn among others; first, the respondents had a strong positive attitude toward their Kids Klub teachers and towards the lessons and activities are understandable, interesting, useful, relevant, and important. Second, the respondents perceive a positive attitude toward Kids Klub in general. The recommendations of the study included a more intentional improvement on the methods particularly Bible memorization and role plays as these were perceived with a lower rate. There is also a need for further studies on these issued. 1) Relationship between children's spirituality and their self- perceptions on Kids Klub using more respondents enrolled in Kids Klub 2) a qualitative study on the impact of Kids Klub upon the socio-emotional growth of children in Kids Klub. And 3) a content analysis of the curriculum materials used in Kids Klub from 2000-2012.
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