S.K.H. St. Barnabas’ Church Kindergarten was established in August 1965 as “Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui St. Barnabas’ Church”, which is a non-profit kindergarten.
S.K.H. St. Barnabas’ Church Kindergarten has been engaged in educational services in Kwun Tong District for over half a century, with a commitment to evangelism and the fraternity of Christ, as well as to providing excellent educational ministries.
Barnabas (Joseph), was born in Cyprus and belonged to the Tribe of Leviticus. He had the gift of consolation in helping people, so the apostle renamed him “Barnabas” which means the son of consolation. His cousin was John Mark of Jerusalem (Col. 4:10), and he was an early member of the Jerusalem church.
In the book of Acts, Luke described Barnabas as “For he was a good man and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and a great number were joined to the Lord.”(Acts 11:24)
Barnabas’ faith and love can be seen in the following three points:
And Joseph, who was given by the Apostles the name of Barnabas (the sense of which is, Son of comfort), a Levite and a man of Cyprus by birth, having a field, got money for it and put the money at the feet of the Apostles. (Acts 4:36-37)
And when he came to Jerusalem, he made an attempt to be joined to the disciples, but they were all in fear of him, not taking him for a disciple. But Barnabas took him to the Apostles and gave them an account of how he had seen the Lord on the road, and had given hearing to his words, and how at Damascus he had been preaching in the name of Jesus without fear. And he was with them, going in and out at Jerusalem (Acts.9:26-28)
Then those who had gone away at the time of the trouble about Stephen, went as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus, preaching to the Jews only. But some of them, men of Cyprus and Cyrene, when they came to Antioch, gave the good news about the Lord Jesus to the Greeks. And the power of the Lord was with them, and a great number had faith and were turned to the Lord. And news of them came to the ears of the church at Jerusalem: and they sent Barnabas as far as Antioch: Who, when he came and saw the grace of God, was glad; and he made clear to them the need of keeping near the Lord with all the strength of their hearts. (Acts 11:19-23) Then he went on to Tarsus, looking for Saul; and when he had come across him, he took him to Antioch. And they were with the church there for a year, teaching the people; and the disciples were first given the name of Christians in Antioch. (Acts 11:25-26)
We adopt the spirit of salvation and love of Jesus Christ, adhering to biblical truth, provide holistic education to help children attain a comprehensive, quality development in the domains of moral, intellect, physique, social skills and aesthetics, as well as teach children about God, guide them to walk in truth, and develop in the cheerful characters and self-discipline. We provide children with an environment where they grow in faith, hope and love, and nurture them to be good citizens who care about society and glorify the Lord and benefit others.