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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Glow Sticks

Little Ladies Night Out is an outreach event that is hosted three times a year. The girls from church are given flyers in sealed envelopes that they can take to school and pass out to other girls in their classes. The girls who participate are between the ages of 4 and 11. This event, G.L.O.W. In The Dark, includes glowing games, crafts and activities. The devotional “Reflecting The Light” looks at the theme “reflecting the love of Christ”.  To learn more, download this program.

Submitted by Lisa Graham, Cobourg Community Church, ON Central East Division.

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This is a Bible lesson/tool to help teens get a broader picture of the Bible and a general idea of the Biblical timeline and where different events, characters and books fit in.  This may take more than one meeting/class time to complete depending on what your group already knows about the Bible.


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This teen bible study walks junior high students through a study on angels.  It is interactive and includes warm up, work out and wrap up activities.  Student sheets are also included.  This lesson can be used as a supplementary lesson to the CROSSzone/Jr. High Bible study course, “Incredible Power”.

This idea was submitted by Darlene Stoops, THQ Corps Ministries Department.


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Multi Sports

God invites each of us to join his Amazing Race! This Bible program teaches campers what it means to be in this race and invites them to join it. Here are some of the key points campers will discover: God’s Race is for everyone; What is God’s Race? It’s God’s Course for us; The Finish Line is life with God in heaven forever; Sin takes us off course; God strengthens us in the race; and God’s grace put us back on course Key verse for the week is 2 Timothy 4:7: I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! May your campers be able to echo these words of the Apostle Paul. This Bible program uses a large group – small group teaching style with dramas, group activities and station activities. Also included are cabin devotions which could be used as small group discussion times when your campers need a break from their physical activity or as a final teaching time at the end of the day. NOTE this is a 42 page download. If you would rather purchase a printed copy you can order one through our on-line catalogue at

This program was written by Stephen and Valerie Pavey, Richmond Hill Community Church, ONCE Division.

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Music and Praise

Consider hosting a youth prayer concert followed by an open house of prayer stations. This idea provides a prayer concert outline, suggested prayer topics and suggestions for prayer stations. The prayer concert is an hour in length and the prayer stations can be open for about 2 hours to allow participants to freely move and pray.

Related Scripture: Psalm 92, Psalm 12:3; Isaiah 61:1-7; Isaiah 42:5-9; 10-16; Isaiah 43:1-7; Revelation 4:6-11; 5:11-14

This idea was submitted by Major Sandra Budden, Woodstock, ON Great Lakes Division.

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Pumpkin Party

Here’s a youth group/kids club idea that focuses its activities around pumpkins and encourages us to be God’s light in the world.

Includes: games, story time suggestion, and prayer time ideas. Lights, Pumpkins.

This idea was submitted by Captains Carson & Teresa Decker, Divisional Youth Leaders, BC Division.

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February Freeze

Here’s an opportunity to celebrate the Winter Blahs! Invite the kids in grades 3-6 to join you for some great winter outdoor fun. Celebrate snow, cold temperatures and friendship. Host the celebration at the home of someone with an outdoor skating rink or meet at a public outdoor rink that has a park area and shelter that you can meet in. Provide an urn of hot chocolate and try out these games.

This idea was submitted by Catherine Rawlins and Valerie Pavey of Richmond Hill Community Church, ON Central Division


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