Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Children's Ministry


Articles & Presentations

We aim to equip churches, families, carers and homes with the resources to make disciples of children and connect them to a lifelong, loving relationship to Jesus and His church. Below are some articles and presentations that we hope you will find useful in your ministry. Click on the links below to read and/or download these resources. 

Julies Weslake's Presentations:

Children Connected to God for a Lifetime - Julie Weslake 
Connecting Kids to Others - Julie Weslake

Articles & Presentations by other organisations:

Commercial Free Childhood

Smart boards. Smartphones. Tablets. E-books, and more. The rapid influx of new screen devices poses a special challenge for the early childhood community. A child born today will experience wondrous technologies few of us can even imagine. How do we best support children’s growth, development, and learning in a world radically changed by technology? For more information about Commercial Free Childhood click here or download the documents below

Facing the Screen Dilemma
Families Guide

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACE)

The ACE study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a whole life perspective, as indicated on the orange arrow leading from conception to death. The study was specifically designed to provide data that would help answer the question: “If risk factors for disease, disability, and early mortality are not randomly distributed, what influences precede the adoption or development of them?”

For more information on the ACE study click here or on the links below.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control and PreventionNational Center for Injury Prevention and ControlDivision of Violence Prevention 

ACE Pyramid
Preventing Child Maltreatment: A Guide to Taking Action and Generating Evidence 
The Relationship of Adult Health Status to Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction