"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he shall not depart from it."
Furthering God’s Kingdom here on earth is our sole purpose. Students' spiritual growth is the most important aspect of our program and is nurtured through structured Bible studies, personal devotion time, and character building with our teachers, staff, and volunteers. Music is simply the tool our team employs to capture the interest of the children.It is our hope that music will provide an avenue to higher education, and opportunity, and avenue out of poverty, a means to come to Christ.
In obedience to the Great Commission, found in Matthew 28:19-21 we are fully committed to going to the children, and teaching them to obey everything Jesus has commanded His disciples. Our strategy is to win their souls to Christ, build them in Christ’s likeness, and send them to do the same. In winning the kids for Christ, we give both the students and staff and opportunity to establish a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; salvation through Him, alone. In building them in Christ’s likeness, we teach them the power of prayer, and to thirst to know God—His love, attributes, character—and His Word. By the power of the Holy Spirit, our goal is to make disciples who will then make more disciples of Christ: Spiritual multiplication.
Because it is our prayer to produce future Godly servant-leaders in the community, the Sparrow Music staff are very thorough in instructing, training, and correcting the children in efforts to develop the children’s life-skills and character. Leadership development is character development. Transformed leaders are obedient to God's Word, as is outlined in
Daily Bible studies are mandatory at Sparrow Music; all parent volunteers, teachers, and students participate. During Bible studies, the students split into separate classes for boys and girls, where they learn about their identity in Christ. In addition to studying God’s word, they explore life application of scripture and talk about relationships and family life. Our parent volunteers also participate in these sessions, with applications tailored to their lives, such as child discipline and financial literacy.
We monitor students’ progress at home by sending home a progress report card each month. In these report cards, one or two family members, one peer, and one teacher rate each student’s development in attitude, time management, and class performance. This process also provides a vehicle to reach out to student’s parents, an invaluable opportunity.