Sunday

Shine-youth-focus

It is our pleasure again this year to join with The Whole World Mobilizing in celebrating children and youth during the weekend of 23 – 25 March, 2018.

The theme for this weekend will be “Shine” based on the scripture in Isaiah 60:1. It is our sincere prayer that this intentional focus will help children, youth and families come to understand and experience the true Light that comes from knowing Christ and allow Him to guide their paths. We pray that God’s Light will shine in every dark corner of our world as children and youth respond to God’s call to “Arise and shine!” because “the glory of the LORD has risen on them.” (Isaiah 60:1)

 

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1. Sit in a place where your children can see what is happening on the platform. 2. Children should be seated with adults, not with friends. 3. Allow them a notebook with colored pencils. Encourage them to draw what they see, hear and feel during the service, including pictures of what the sermon topic is about, etc. 4. Clue your child into what will be happening next in the service. Encourage them to look for familiar words on the PowerPoint screen, in the songbook and the Bible, in the passages being used in the services. If there is an unfamiliar word, they can write it in their notebook for discussion later. 5. Praise your child when he is listening well. 6. Allow your child to put money in the offering plate, and explain why we do it. 7. Set an example for your child by the way you participate in the worship service. 8. During the sermon or special music, have your child squeeze your hand every time they hear a certain word: e.g. “Jesus”, “love”, etc. 9. Talk about the service to your child afterwards. Ask ‘wondering’ questions: “I wonder why Jesus enjoyed being in the temple so much.” “I wonder what blind Bartimaeus saw Jesus do after he was healed.” 10. Visit the sanctuary before the service and explain the meaning behind the various symbols (holiness table, mercy seat, flags, etc.) 11. Exit when necessary – if your child is hurt or distressed, being too loud and rambunctious, a toileting emergency, etc. Teach your child what behaviour is acceptable. When the cause of the child’s complaint has been resolved, return to the service with him. Exiting without re-entry is counter-productive. 12. Don’t be afraid to cuddle with them, or put a hand around their shoulder, during the course of the service. 13. Relax. God put the “wiggle” in children.

 

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Every question you have ever had about junior soldiers and Junior Action are found in this resource tool. Enclosed in a binder you find junior soldiership guidelines, instructions on using Junior Action material, program helps and resources as well as sample materials.

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God’s Big Picture Includes… Me! is the new junior soldier preparation course for use with young people between the ages of 7-11. This course prepares them to become junior members of The Salvation Army. These full-colour posters (11″ x 17″) are a great way to advertise the course.

 

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Advent Candles

FIVE QUESTIONS OF CHRISTMAS Advent Worship Series –  Each worship outline contains all elements needed for your worship service. The order of each service presented is only a suggestion. No doubt changes will be needed to accommodate the flow and worship style of your corps. The outlines are flexible and allow opportunities to “cut and paste” as needed. If you are blessed with instrumental or vocal music resources, you may find there is more structured material here than needed. It is recommended that the headings of each section of the service be included in the bulletin.

This resource and several other ideas  are available through the USA Eastern Territory

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saConnects

About the Sermon Series

Everything you need – videos, bulletin covers, sermons, songs, etc.

Available in English and Spanish

Available from the USA Eastern Territory
www.saconnects.org/citizens-of-the-kingdom

Scripture: “Live as citizens who reflect the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come to see you or whether I stay away, I’ll hear all about you. I’ll hear that you are firmly united in spirit, united in fighting for the faith that the Good News brings.” PHILIPPIANS 1:27 (NOG)

Scripture Context: Philippians 1:27–2:11

Spiritual Discovery: Philippians 1:27 (NOG) instructs Christians how to live as citizens of the Kingdom. We will explore that scripture verse and focus on what we learn about the characteristics of Citizens of the Kingdom. Identifying these characteristics will challenge us to accept our responsibility to be good citizens, caring for each other and paying special attention to our personal support of World Services. As we share this Scripture, we will be reminded that we are part of a worldwide Army, we are global Christian citizens.

  • Week 1  Transformed Lifestyle
  • Week 2  Spiritually Alive
  • Week 3 Witness to the World
  • Week 4  Extraordinarily Mission Minded

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