CORONAVIRUS DISEASE: HOW YOUR CHURCH & CHILDREN’S MINISTRY CAN RESPOND – List of ideas that you can use to address the COVID-19 pandemic with your parents & children
ENJOY A FUN FAMILY VACATION DURING THE PANDEMIC – A school break is often a great opportunity to take a family vacation. But this year, things are a bit different, with safety concerns around COVID-19. Although the pandemic remains a threat, you and your family can still take advantage of some socially distanced travel options or even engage in fun activities without leaving home.
COVIBOOK – Dear families and educators all over the world, I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. My recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo’s anxiety all over the world. Manuela Molina – the author
PRIMARY TREASURE – With most churches cancelling services, you might not have a chance to pick up your family’s copy of Primary Treasure and Our Little Friend. That’s why we’re offering PDF versions of each week’s paper here until the Coronavirus crisis has passed. Enjoy reading stories with your children that point them to a kind and loving God.
GUIDE MAGAZINE – Yes, you can read all of this week’s Guide online. Since many of you get your Guide magazines at church, and there’s a good chance your church is closed today in order to keep everyone healthy, we are providing the current issue as a FREE PDF.
CHILDREN’S STORIES – Real life stories to be shared for children during online service/worship. Created by the Family Ministries Department of the General Conference of 7th-day Adventists.
3ABN KID’S NETWORK – Excellent programming for Children by Three Angels Broadcasting Network.
THE BEGINNER’S BIBLE – Bible Stories in cartoon format for children on YouTube.
KID’S WORSHIP SONGS – YouTube Channel with dozens of kid’s songs. They can be used as sing along or just as part of worship.
BIBLE ACTION SONGS – Sing along to the Everland Entertainment Cassette Series Bible Songs. The video quality is ok since they are older songs.
YOUTUBE SABBATH SCHOOL – Stories illustrated in cartoon format that can be used as Children’s Stories for Worship. They are from the Sabbath School Quarterly but can be used anytime as part of worship.
SCIENCE EXPERIMENT – Video to illustrate second coming of Jesus. Prepared by the Washington Conference of SDA Children’s Ministry Team
CREATION’S EXPEDITION – A wonderful children’s story told by 7 year-old Danny. Based on 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”
GRACELINK PRIMARY SABBATH SCHOOL VIDEOS – This album contains GraceLink animations dealing with days leading up to Good Friday through after Easter.
PRIMARY SABBATH SCHOOL LESSON STUDY WITH “THE MUD GUY” – A fun and interactive Sabbath School Lesson for Primary Aged Kids. Videos are uploaded weekly.
GIFT IDEAS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER FOR NEW PARENTS – The addition of a child to a family is a major life change. For a while at least, everyone and everything will be focused on the baby. Mom and Dad can get lost in the shuffle. A little something “just because” is a thoughtful way of letting them know you’ve been thinking of them.
50 EASY WAYS TO BE A FANTASTIC PARENT – We’ve gathered our all-time favorite nuggets of advice from our board of advisors at Parents Magazine in one outstanding article that will have a profound effect on your whole family.
20 FUN FAMILY ACTIVITIES TO DO AT HOME – Practicing social distancing doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of the TV all day. Here are 20 fun family activities you can do inside and outside of the house.
PARENTAL FATIGUE: IT’S REAL. ESPECIALLY FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS – Excellent article that includes practical ideas to relieve stress and fatigue.
NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES – The official website of the 7th-day Adventist Church in North America. Website offers information, resources and ideas for Children’s Ministry.
GENERAL CONFERENCE CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES – The official website of the General Conference of 7th-day Adventists Children’s Ministries Department. Website provides useful publications and media for teachers, leaders and children.
CERTIFICATION – The Arizona Conference Children’s Ministries Team works closely with the North American Division to provide and offer the various classes/workshops for certification. To schedule a training for your team/church please send us a message in the contact us page CLICK HERE
GRACELINK SABBATH SCHOOL RESOURCES – GraceLink is a 12-year curriculum comprising 624 lessons, all of which are firmly grounded in Scripture. 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.
GOD LOVES ME – Set of free downloadable PDF Bible Studies for Kids that covers the 28 Fundamental Beliefs. Produced by the General Conference of SDA
CACTUSVILLE VBS 2017 – Produced by Adventsource and the North American Division Children’s Ministries Department. In this Vacation Bible School, Kids will experience a rip roarin’ good time while learning that they are CALLED by God. They are CALLED to be unconditionally loved and accepted, whoever they are. God’s CALLING includes a revelation of His unique purpose for each and every child. Each day your Buckaroos and Li’l Cowpokes will discover a special way in which God has CALLED them. They will learn how they can accept and live out this CALLING while enjoying Bible treasure-huntin’ Cactusville adventures!
MAKER FUN FACTORY – Produced by Group Publishing. Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they’re lovingly crafted by God. Spark creativity with interactive decoration and experiences. Maker Fun Factory Vacation Bible School transforms your church into a place buzzing with excitement!
STEWARDSHIP JACK – Created by the North American Division Stewardship Department, this website offers FREE resources to teach children ages 3-7 honesty and generosity. It includes printable downloadable sheets and other resources.
CHILDREN’S TITHE ENVELOPES – Package of 100 tithe envelopes is $9.95
CHILDREN’S TITHE CALCULATOR – Brochure from Stewardship Jack that helps children calculate their tithe. Pack of 250 costs $14.95
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY MAGAZINE – Children’s Ministry Magazine is the MOST read magazine for children’s ministry. It’s packed with practical, authentic ministry ideas to help you become even better at what you do best—lead kids to Jesus. You’ll get sound advice and encouragement from today’s children’s ministry experts, plus hundreds of ideas that’ll have kids begging to come back! Available in print and in digital!
ADVENTIST BOOK CENTER – All types of books, manuals, music cd’s, Bibles, gifts, etc. If you are looking for a specific book or resource and you don’t find it on the website, you can call the Arizona ABC and ask for them to order the resource for you. (480) 991-8501
NAD CHILDMIN CRAFT CORNER – Neat collection of “How To” videos for several craft ideas. Produced by the NAD Children’s Ministries Department
GAMES FOR KIDS CHURCH – You’ve worked hard on your Kids Church lesson, but you still need to find one more fun activity to round out the hour. If you have served in children’s ministry for long, then you know that down time is the enemy. One great strategy is to always have additional learning activities or games.
NAD CHILDREN’S SABBATH MATERIALS – All the necessary materials you need to plan and hold a Children’s Sabbath in your church. It includes the promotional poster and postcards, the bulletin inserts and everything needed for this special day.