Family Resources

RESOURCE FOR FAMILY WORSHIP & FAMILY SABBATH IDEAS

  1. If you’re looking for creative ideas on how you can spend time with your family, a IT specialist located in Australia started a Facebook page called Sabbath Ideas that gives creative suggestions on how your family can not just “endure the Sabbath but enjoy it.”
  2. If you’re looking for ideas on how to lead worship with your family, you can read this article about family worship from Adventist Review.
  3. Seventh-day Adventist Coloring Pages is a Facebook page with outlines of pictures that you can print for your children (or you) color in.
  4. Stuck Inside? is a resource created by the Children’s Ministry to give parents ideas of what they can do with their family.
  5. In the article “Discipling Children in the Midst of COVID 19” Dr Edyta Jankiewicz shares some ideas to grow and nurture your children’s faith in the midst of social distancing and self-isolation.
  6. Centre for Youth Evangelism’s Family Worship Resource

RESOURCE “HOW TO HAVE AN AMAZING SABBATH AT HOME WITH YOUR CHILDREN”

(Created by Daron Pratt, Children’s Ministry Director of the North New South Wales Conference)

  1. Cook an amazing breakfast for your kids. Do something special.
  2. Sing some songs together… make a creative band together using things around the house for instruments.
  3. Play a Bible game quiz. Making up your own rules is always fun.
  4. Ask your kids to preach the sermon… it is always interesting to see what they came up with.
  5. Ask each of your kids to tell their favourite Bible story and explain why it is their favourite
  6. Watch a nature film together
  7. Do a Bible treasure hunt in your backyard. Some of the Psalms are great for this. Pick one and ask your children to illustrate with objects from your backyard.
  8. Serve someone together. Find a need in your community and fill it. Help your kids make cards thanking our health workers or supermarket workers or teachers for what they are doing on the front line. Help your kids deliver them.
  9. Do a craft together based on what your can scrounge around the house. Bring the bits and pieces to the table and allow kids to be creative.
  10. Build a lego church building and help your kids discuss what church really is while you are playing together.
  11. Have your kids choose a parable and act it out (charades).
  12. Watch Arnie’s Shack together
  13. Ask your kids to find the best YouTube clip or picture that best portrays what Jesus is to them. Take turns sharing and explain why.
  14. Start a prayer walk/wall using post it notes or similar and help kids come up with things to pray for on the walk/wall.
  15. Read a good Christian novel together. Children love the anticipation of each chapter
  16. Download the Gracelink animation. Watch and discuss together
  17. Have an art competition. Have your kids draw a picture of what they think heaven will be like… compare and contrast
  18. Pop some corn together and pray a pop corn prayer together as the corn pops….. then enjoy the snack.
  19. Read a bible passage together using the Bible Discovery Reading method.

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