RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual For May 21, 2023 Lesson 38 : Topic — Christian Social Responsibility

RCCG YAYA Sunday School Teacher Manual For May 21, 2023 Lesson 38 : Topic — Christian Social Responsibility

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TOPIC: Christian Social Responsibility

OPENING PRAYER: Almighty Father, help me to shine before all men this year. Let people glorify your name through my good work.

MEMORY VERSE: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 (NKJV)‬

BIBLE PASSAGE: Leviticus 19:9-10 (NKJV)‬

9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings of thy harvest.

10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the Lord your God.

INTRODUCTION: God’s relationship with man is characterised by His holiness, justice, love, and mercy among others. Our relationships with one another and society have to be patterned according to the character of God (Matt.22:36-39). Therefore, it is our responsibility as God’s people to care for those around us (1Jn. 3:10). The attempt of the church to show love and alleviate the suffering of the people, especially in her immediate environment/community is termed Christian Social Responsibility.

LESSON AIM: To study Christians’ Social Responsibility (CSR).


Through this lesson, students should be able to:

i. Understand the meaning and biblical perspectives of Christian Social Responsibility.
ii. Discover the benefits of Christian Social Responsibility.


From the above-stated passage the Lord told the Israelite to do the following things in order to cater for the poor

i. Not to harvest all their crops during harvest. V9.
ii. If any grain falls to the ground during harvest it should not be picked up, V9.
iii. …………………………………V10a
iv. ………………………..…….…V10b

TEACHING METHOD: Lecture and discussion Methods.





i. Christian Social Responsibility (CSR) is a faith-based obligation to meet societal needs through the demonstration of love that positively impacts communities and individuals.

ii. CSR has its roots in Christianity and the Church is meant to be an example for the world to follow (Matt.5:16).

iii. It is an initiative for community relations and to partner with the government in achieving the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

iv. CSR could be in the areas of provision of basic social amenities, Healthcare delivery/facilities, Education, Media, Business support, Art/Entertainment, Governance, Sports, etc.

v. It involves strategically assessing societal challenges and developing appropriate structured programmes to cater for them.


CSR is a core part of the ministry of the Church. It is not a 21st-century concept; it has its origin in the Bible. For instance:

i. Leviticus 19:9-10 and 23:22 instruct us to always make provisions for the needy out o f our income.

ii. In Matthew 14:15-21, Jesus demonstrated the need for CSR when He fed five thousand men (besides women and children).

iii. The early Christians distributed their wealth to take care of those in need (Acts 2:44-45).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: What are the differences between Corporate Social Responsibility and Christian Social Responsibility?


i. It enables people to actually see and know the meaning of the love of God. 1John 3:16-18.

ii. It meets the needs of the less privileged in the society. Psalm 28:7.

iii. It promotes evangelism and entrenches the church of God in the hearts and minds of the people we come across. Matt. 5:16.

iv. It embraces responsibility for suitable actions and encourages a positive impact on the environment. Mark 12:33.

v. It complements government’s efforts in providing and sustaining the standard of living for people in their immediate community. Jas. 2:14-16.

vi. It enables the church to build a good relationship with the community. Gal. 6:10.

vii. It helps the believers to represent Jesus physically in their communities. Prov. 13:17; 2 Cor. 5:20.

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: What are the disadvantages of not engaging in Christian Social Responsibility on regular basis?

CONCLUSION: Christian Social Responsibility is not to seek commendation from men but to show the love of Christ and be a blessing to our community.

EVALUATION: Explain the term Christian Social Responsibility (CSR)

CLOSING PRAYER: Like the early Church, please Lord, help today’s Church to freely surrender their resources to cater for the needs of the poor in the society.

ASSIGNMENT: Clearly state five areas your Church can engage in Christian Social Responsibility to meet the needs of the people in your immediate community (No mark).


  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friend friendship suits me well,
    Both young and will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds be black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?

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