Here’s an idea for a children’s program opening that focuses on knowing scripture. You could use it to review scriptures being taught in lessons or just to test everyone’s knowledge of commonly known scriptures.
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A variety of Scripture Press teaching and student resources are available for every age group.
The Junior Soldier Promise Card is the enrollment card for junior members of The Salvation Army. Under the recommendations of the International Conference of Leaders in July 2009, the General has approved a new international junior soldier promise.
World Food Day is recognized in October.
Recognizing the struggles of many across the world, domestically here in Canada and developing countries, this youth challenge activity will help to display how people living in poverty may eat.
We all eat fruits and vegetables, but where are they grown? How far does it travel? A trip to the supermarket is often a voyage around the world! There are thousands of fruits and vegetables in the world. Grab a map and take a global journey from the comfort of your classroom. This activity illustrates the inter-dependency of our global food system, and encourages critical thought and reflection.
World Food Day is recognized in October.
This activity encourages the young people to think about who they can tell about Jesus Christ.
Included are three easy to use ideas to involve children in prayer.
This idea was submitted by Captains Carson & Teresa Decker, Sackville, Maritime Division.
Encourage young people to offer blessings on each other by using verses from the Bible that work well as benedictions.
A colourful and creative way to encourage young people to write their own psalms.
This idea was submitted by Major Miriam Wing, Kilbirnie Corps, Scotland, UK & Ireland Territory.
Included are seven prayer stations that will encourage your children to actively consider and pray for justice issues that children around the world face.
This idea was submitted by Heidi Adams, Triton-Brighton corps, NL Division.
This resource contains suggestions on space, themes and over 50 ideas for prayer stations. This is a must have resource for anyone putting together a prayer event for young and old alike.
This idea was submitted by Stephanie Hung, 614 Toronto, Ontario Central East Division.
Use a simple “Hello My Name Is” badge encourage participants to think why we should pray to God and who is God. To find out more, download this simple, but effective prayer idea.
This idea was submitted by Stephanie Hung, 614 Toronto, ON Central East Division.
Journey with Jesus as he visits the home of friends, teaches his disciples, prays in Gethsemane, is denied by Peter and is tried and crucified. Five prayer stations help focus attention on Jesus’ last days on earth and give the opportunity for personal reflection and prayer. Can be used in a corps setting or for personal devotions.
This idea was written by Mary Read Horton, Consultant for Spiritual Formation/Discipleship, THQ.
Here’s a simple Palm Sunday prayer idea that helps children offer prayers of praise.
Use this idea to help the children use creativity to pray prayers of thanks.
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Christmas is one of the most important events for followers of Jesus, and we should prepare our selves for this. To help your young people prepare for Christmas download this calendar that is based on Luke 2:1-20. Then encourage your young people to see if they can memorize this passage of Scripture as they prepare for Christmas.
Submitted by Catherine Rawlins and Valerie Pavey, Richmond Hill Community Church, ON Central East Division
A fun Christmas activity for families, Sunday school, etc. to do during the advent season.
25 Daily readings for Christmas, each one about a different name for Jesus. Designed for December as a daily Advent activity.
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A worship experience that allows participants to quietly reflect on Christ sacrifice and death on the cross this Good Friday as they move from station to station.
This idea was submitted by Major Loriann Metcalf, Coordinator for Integrated Mission and Special Projects, THQ