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Service and Mission

"As families serve together, they grip a deeper understanding of one another and God. They find their faith more resilient and meaningful. Their children develop a faith that helps them stick to the church and to their beliefs into young adulthood." (Diana Garland, Inside Out Families, 2011)




Encourage children and families to build friendships with people living near them.
Provide opportunities and resources for families to serve others together - home; neighbourhood; church; world.
Provide opportunities to children to respond with compassion and generosity.
Provide resources and opportunities for child to share their faith story. 
Provide outreach opportunities with and for children.

For more service and mission tips for Families, Pastors and Church Communities download our FaithShaper guide to service, mission and participation booklet here.  To download the Service and Mission poster click here.
 

SHINE

The SHINE project was developed to enable children and their families to develop values and habits to be authentic Christians and serve their neighbours and community. To order any of the following resources contact us.


Poster
Logo
Shine journal 
Shine music


Take the SHINE challenge and make a worship kit for a child in Papua New Guinea For more information click here or Contact Us.


My Book of Hope


This Booklet is based on Jesus life, death and resurrection. It is a handout for the many children who need to know Jesus. 

To order these contact us.


Celebrations Healthy Inside Out Series

The little decisions we make every day can help to keep us from getting sick. That’s why it’s important to learn the secrets for feeling good! If you choose to do these things every day, you will be happy and energetic. This doesn’t mean you’ll never get sick. We live in a world of contamination, and sometimes bad things happen to good people. But your chances of getting sick are much smaller if you choose to live a healthy lifestyle. 

This series of resources produced by the General Conference includes the ‘Celebrations book’, ‘A Musical Journey’ and ‘Fun Skits For Kids’. These resources are all about the joy of being healthy inside and out! And the secrets for feeling good and being healthy. To order any of these resources contact your local Adventist Book Centre.

 


Money: A Gift From God 

An important part of service is our tithe and offerings. If you are looking for ways to creatively talk about this aspect of service with your kids read this wonderful article printed in volume 33 (second quarter) by The Journal. Click here to view or downloaded a PDF of this article. 


Destination Paradise - 2015 VBS

Destination Paradise, where kids investigate God's word. Each day the kids will investigate a different Bible truth through Bible stories, nature, crafts, games, and more. Through this VBS program kids will learn the story of salvation from the birth of Jesus to the promise of our place in paradise which we know as Heaven and the New Earth. All aspects of this VBS program point kids to God as the Saviour with a plan for their lives. Click here to find out more.


Investigation Station Galactic Quest - VBS 2014

Investigation Station: Galactic Quest is an interactive VBS program that teaches kids that God loves us so much that He has a plan to save us and He wants to live with us in heaven forever. The kids, who act as Cadets, will receive daily assignments to learn more about how God has a special plan for their lives. Click here to find out more.


ADRA

ADRA is the official humanitarian heart of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is committed to being a literal representation of Jesus’ hands and feet all around the word. For opportunities for your children to serve the world visit the ADRA website for ideas. 


Tithe Envelope

Teach the principles and habits of tithing with the children’s tithe envelopes.

Feel free to download any of the following Giving God’s way resources by clicking on the links below or contact us.


Tithe Envelopes
Giving God’s Way Bulletin
Giving Gods Way Leaders Notes

Jack Gives Back 

Jack is a dog. And like other dogs, he doesn't know much about history or science. But he has figured out tithe. In fact, he understands the principle of tithing better than many humans, especially very young humans, who often resent having to give up some of their birthday money when the offering plate comes by.

In his first book Jack explains, in a way any child can understand, the importance of giving back to God. The simple words and charming photos will help you pass on to your children the same principles of stewardship that you've learned to live by.

If you want to order Jack Gives Back by Jannie Matthes contact us or your local Adventist Book Centre.


Money Rocks

Join Fred, Sue and Ann as they discover life changing principles from God's Word about what to so with the money they earn. Whith activities for kids to enjoy, they will lean how to be generous, cheerful givers and help change lives forever. By Jeffery Tan