|March 17, 2018||
Global Youth and Children’s Day
Global Youth and Children’s Day is about encouraging children to be the hands and feet of Jesus. They may like to spend this day involved in acts of service with their parents or Children’s Ministries leaders. The purpose of this day is to involve all children worldwide in community service. Click here for our fun Family Service Bucket list with a food and water theme! We designed it to help children, youth and families participate in service this Global Youth and Children’s day. For more information about this day from the General Conference click here.
Check out our resources for this day. Click here!
Click here to upload your acts of service on the Global Youth Day APP! See what everyone else is up to!
*Due to the fact that children are getting involved in Global Youth and Children’s Day it is important that there is adequate adult supervision at all times!
|May 26, 2018||
World Day of Prayer for Children at Risk
The 2018 ‘World Day of Prayer for Children at Risk’ is coming up on the 26th of May. Thousands of children around the world and at home are at risk. Many face abuse, neglect, trafficking, and much more. Children at risk need to be protected and helped so that they can use their God-given talents to their fullest. They need our prayers. You can have special prayer groups or a special program to involve your church, young and old in creating awareness of the need to pray for and protect these children.
If you are interested in ideas for how you, your family and church can use this as an opportunity to shape the faith of your children check out our World Day of Prayer Event Page on Facebook or click here for our resource booklet for this day. Also check out VIVA (www.viva.org.au). VIVA is an organisation which we partner with for this day and provides resources and assistance.
|July 21, 2018||
Mark July 21 in your calendars! This is the day as a Church we celebrate children specially. This Sabbath is a fantastic opportunity for your church to make a special effort to involve your children in creating intergenerational connections and memory events. Help your kids participate and serve in church through serving. More ideas will be posted closer to the time. In the mean time contact us with any of your questions.
2018 Children’s Sabbath Resource
Click here for our 2018 Children’s Sabbath Booklet – our theme this year is Homes Empowered.
|August 25, 2018||
End it Now!
Abuse prevention and ending violence involves not only women, but also children, youth, families, and men. End it Now emphasis day will involve not just Women’s and Family Ministries but also the collaboration of Children’s Ministries, Health and Ministerial. Within the SPD we engage the Discipleship Ministries Team to call for an End to Violence especially towards all Children and Women. For more information and resources for this day please click here.
Children Matter! Count the Kids!
Every year we ask your Unions to tell us the number of Children in each Local Conference/Mission. The Unions then send this data on to us to evaluate and send to the General Conference.
Why do we collect the reports?
We are a part of a global church with diverse needs and one mission ”To call all people to become disciples of Jesus Christ, to proclaim the everlasting gospel embraced by the three angel’s messages of Revelation 14:6-12, and to prepare the world for His soon return.” To support the decision making at the General Conference they ask the Divisions to collect statistics, these statistics are then reviewed to help allocate funding, staffing and highlight the needs for our children globally in our church. Make sure your local Conference or Mission knows how many kids are at you Church!
Family & Children’s Week of Prayer
This September, we are having a global family and children’s week of prayer. During this week we want to encourage you and your families to pray as a family. Get creative, bring back family meal times, family conversation, activities in the great outdoors and create some lifelong memories with your family in a manner that is culturally appropriate.
Closer to the time please visit the Record website to download the week of prayer readings. We will also be developing some resources which will be available for families and Churches to use for this special week. Keep an eye out closer to the date for these on our Facebook page and website.