Children's Ministries Resources

PARENTING RESOURCES

Gifts for our Children Posters

These 'Gifts' posters and discussion guides provides parents and churches with tools and examples of how both can work together to support our children to grow in faith and spirituality.







Church Discussion Paper: Gift 1 Summary
Church Discussion Paper: Gift 2 Summary

Gift 2: Memory Events video from Pr Daron:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j-rl3XqcY-E

Church Discussion Paper: Gift 3 Summary
Church Discussion Paper: Gift 4 Summary
Church Discussion Paper: Gift 5 Summary
Church Discussion Paper: Gift 6 Summary
Church Discussion Paper: Gift 7 Summary


Please contact the North NSW Conference Children's Ministries department if you would like to receive a hardcopy of these two sets of posters.

Download Seven Gifts from Home Posters
Download Seven Gifts from Church Posters


Faith Shaper Posters



It's time to work together for the faith of our present and future generations of children and young people. We have a problem and we have a solution. These posters provide practical tips on how we can provide essential faith experiences for our children.

Download set of 7 Faith Shaper posters
Download Faith Shaper information/discussion booklet.

For more information on Faith Shaper visit http://children.adventist.org.au/faith-shaper.

BOOKLETS

Available are a number of booklets related to strengthening the family and the role of parents. The cover page and a brief description of each are listed below.
Please contact the North NSW Conference Children's Ministries department if you would like to receive a hardcopy of any of these booklets.

The Power of Mentoring Children

There is no greater single factor in a young person's Christian growth than a few good mentors.


Download a full PDF of the Power of Mentoring Children

Download a blank copy of the Child's Sticky Web (a mentoring map) found on page 10 of the mentoring booklet.

The DNA of Spiritual Champions

What will it take to raise up a generation of spiritual champions?

Playing for Keeps

Six things every kid needs - principles about love over time.

Reducing the Impact of Childhood Sexualisation

The facts and what parents can do to reduce the impact of chidhood sexualisation.

It Starts at Home

A practical guide to nurturing lifelong faith.


The Family and Technology

How can parents and churches megotiate this mine field and help our children grow up in an emotionally and spiritually healthy environment with such a technological, multi-media saturated world?


Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Connect your family to a wider community.


10 Ways to Enhance Your Marriage

A good relationship does not just happen. It needs to be nurtured by both partners in order to survive, blossom and grow. Learn ten practical ways to enhance your marriage!


D6: Ancient Words for modern Day Parents

Learn practical steps from Deuteronomy 6:4-12 that will provide the best model for faith transference to occur.


Think Orange: A Brief Overview

Imagine the impact when church and family collide. This booklet provides a brief overview of Think Orange, by Reggie Joiner. 

Turning Hearts

How the church and home can be intentional about working together to transform children into spiritual champions.


Helpful Resources for you and your Family

A sumary of 25 books recommended by North NSW Children's Ministries Department that will strengthen you in your role as parents and spiritual leaders.


DISCIPLESHIP RESOURCES

GraceLink

GraceLink was developed by the General Conference as our Church’s children’s Sabbath School curriculum. It is a biblically based 12 year curriculum comprising of 624 lessons. Most lessons are story based, some on scriptural references that teach a specific doctrine. Each story has been selected to develop one of the four dynamics of the GraceLink series: grace, worship, community, and service. For more about GraceLink and more GraceLink resources click here.

GraceLink @Home

GraceLink @ Home is a series of questions, discussions and activities developed to be used by famiies to make the weekly Sabbath School lesson applicable at home. This is a fantastic way to start discussions with you children at home, ask questions and do things as a family to make the weekly Sabbath School lesson memorable and applicable at home in every day life. Click on the link below to view or download the latest GraceLink @ home. 

The Daily 5 - Essential Relational Times

GraceLink @ Home Beginner 2015 Quater 1

GraceLink @ Home Kindergarten 2015 Quater 1
GraceLink @ Home Primary 2015 Quater 1

Kids in Discipleship


Kids in Discipleship (K.I.D.) began as a ministry of the Collegedale Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2002, and transitioned to a ministry of the Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists in May of 2011. K.I.D. continues to be dedicated to equipping parents to spiritually nurture their children to have a personal, meaningful, and fruitful relationship with Jesus Christ. For more about K.I.D. check out:

K.I.D. Official Website

Daily Bites

K.I.D. Footprints for kids has been contextualised for family. Formatted into three booklets: Come to Jesus, Dig Deeper and Share Jesus, Daily Bites is a resource designed to equip parents and carers to grow spiritually strong children.

If you would like to order Daily Bites please contact the North NSW Conference.

Bible Adventures for Young Readers - 28 Bible Studies for Children

This Bible study set uses a creative kid-friendly approach to the 28 fundamental beliefs, which will introduce children to the pillars of our faith. With its easy-to-understand format and interactive approach, children will quickly grasp the concepts and have fun learning. An excellent resource, Bible Adventures for Young readers is perfect for Primary-aged children to study by themselves or with their parents, in preparation for baptism, in Sabbath Schools and Bible classes. 

To order these contact the Adventist Book Shop or dowload the series of 28 PDF bible studies here.

Adventist Fun-da-mentals - Infopraphic Posters

Created by Kid's Ministry Ideas these creative infographic posters are a fantastic way to communicate the 28 fundamentals beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church to your kids in a fun easy to understand way. There are 28 separate infographic posters each one is relating to one specific fundamental. This is a fantastic resource to have at home or church.

Visit Kids Ministry Ideas for more information and to download these posters.

God Loves Me 28 Ways

Written by Linda Koh, God Loves Me 28 Ways was designed as a read-it-yourself book for primary and early junior-age kids to learn about the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. What do you believe? Each of the 28 answers to this question will provide a beautiful glimpse into the never-ending, incredibly powerful, and always present love of God.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

Sing About God's Love CD & Book

Children love to sing! Learning songs is one of the tried and true methods of teaching children. Even those too young to read can memorize simple words and melodies. Sing About God's Love contains songs to help young children begin to understand the 28 fundamental beliefs of our church. This exciting collection of songs are all original and are written to show children how to rejoice in Jesus. Singing about God's love can be a great way to witness for Him and share His love with others.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

Learn About God's Love

Written by Linda Koh, Learn About God's Love is an activity book that can be used in conjunction with God Loves Me 28 Ways. There are activities to illustrate each of the 28 beliefs, such as word searches, fill-in-the-blanks, crossword puzzles, etc.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

We Can Trust the Bible

Written by Tim Hale, We Can Trust the Bible tells exactly why we can trust the bible. Tracing the story of how Moses received a table of stone on which God had written the Ten Commandments, the prophets that had dreams and visions, and the Holy Spirit that taught and inspired the disciples.

It also shows how God preserved His Word through the darkness and persecution of the Middle Ages, and the struggle to give the Bible to the people in languages they could understand. Finally, we see how the Puritans brought the Bible to America and how archaeology proves the ancient records.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

Prayer Journal

The South Pacific Kids Prayer Journal is a 30 day prayer challenge. Partnering to Know Jesus, this journal challenges children to get to know Jesus in a personal way through Bible study, prayer, journaling and application.

If you would like to order The South Pacific Kids Prayer Journal please contact the South Pacific Division.
 

Michael Asks Why

Michael wandered into the kitchen where Mom was chopping carrots. She smiled as he parked on a stool next to her. “ I’ve been thinking,’ he began. With those three words, Michael starts a life-changing discussion with his mother that opens his young mind to the issues behind the war of all wars. Michael Asks Why, by Sally Pierson Dillon, is a creative adaption for children of Ellen G. White’s classic The Great Controversy.

Available as abridged version and original complete version. Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

777 Prayer Poster

The 777 Prayer Poster encourages your children to join millions of other Seventh-day Adventist children worldwide to pray Seven days a week at Seven o’clock (morning or evening) for the outpouring of the Holy spirit.

Download the 777 Prayer Poster here.

Child's Commitment Ceremony

Research indicates that between the ages of 5 and 12, lifelong habits, values, beliefs and attitudes are formed and that at this age the brain is the most receptive to spirituality. Children at this age are generally discouraged from being baptised into the church, as some consider them to be too young. However, when faith is not affirmed, children are left feeling unsupported or valued. We need to show them that we take their commitment seriously and that we will be beside them in their faith journey.

It is for this reason that the concept of a commitment ceremony has been developed by the Children’s Ministry Department of the Seventh-day Adventist church. You can download the files for the commitment ceremony from http://www.adventist.org.au/document_groups/4662?sort_by=file_date.


StoryBag

StoryBag is a resource developed to provide families with hands on practical ways to share the messages of God with their children ages 2-6 years. If you would like to purchase or know more about StoryBag titles as they become available click here.
 

Rucksack Safari

This monthly Bible-based activity, art and craft subscription is filled with ways to make the Bible a fun and exciting journey for your kids. Aimed at kids ages 6-10 years this creative home resource is delivered to your doorstep every month. Grab a rucksack, a passport and let the adventure begin. 

To find out more or purchase a subscription click here.

FAMILY WORSHIP RESOURCES

Table Talk

Table Talk has been written to help your family talk naturally at the table about spiritual things and to give you quality time connecting with each other. Studies have shown families that regularly share together around a family meal, grow together and pass on values. There are four different types of discussion starters, so that you can choose cards that fit with the monthly GraceLink Faith themes. 

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

100 Creative Worship Ideas for Busy Families

The most important gift we can give our children is the desire to love God and to follow and serve Him. The challenge facing parents today—as never before—is carving out time for daily family worship. 100 Creative Worship Ideas for Busy Families is the answer to that challenge! 

It is Karen Holford’s second book on worship ideas for kids.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.
 

100 Quick and Easy Worship Ideas for Kids

For busy, tired, and overstretched parents everywhere who long to share God creatively with their families, this book is heaven-sent.

In the tradition of 100 Creative Prayer Ideas for Kids, Karen Holford presents 100 Quick and Easy Worship Ideas for Kids that will transform your family time with Jesus.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

100 Creative Ideas for Sabbath

Need creative ideas for making Sabbath special? How about 100 of them? For parents and caregivers who want their children to treasure our Sabbath heritage, yet struggle with the challenges of modern living, this book is a cause for rejoicing!

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

100 Creative Ways to Learn Memory Verses

Karen Holford, draws from years of experience and oodles of ingenuity to help kids delight in God's Word. Multisensory activities such as Alphabetize Verse, Secret Codes, Stepping Stone, Recycled Tunes, and Edible Verses make spiritual concepts real and exciting to kids of all ages.

Order from the Adventist Book Shop.

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