When you come and visit our church be sure to bring your kids! Church is a great place for children to learn positive values and these can impact them for life. Also, there is nothing that will give your children more confidence than a living relationship with God.
When we come together for our church service on Saturday mornings we first have what we call Sabbath School.
Sabbath School classes include songs, crafts, quizzes, games and Bible stories. The classes are also broken down into the following age groups:
– Juniors and Early Teens ("JETS" ages 10–15)
– Primary (ages 6–9)
– Kindergarten (ages 3-5)
– Beginners (under 3)
To find the kid’s Sabbath School rooms, ask our friendly greeters on the day.
Children are then invited to join their parents during the church worship service where there will be a children’s story for them.
At Canberra National, we are committed to providing a safe environment for our children; all of our regular volunteers undergo the ACT Working With Vulnerable People Check.
Adventurers is a fun club especially for children aged 6–9. Pre-Adventurers is for children aged 4-5. The program provides a fun environment in which children and parents can participate in building life-long memories.
The curriculum includes age appropriate activities ranging from games, outdoor activities, exploring nature, camping, religious instruction and service opportunities. For ideas, resources and honour information, make sure you check out the South Pacific Division’s Adventurer site.
Pathfinders is a worldwide program organised and directed by the Department of Youth Ministries at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people 10 – 15 years of age and is operated by the local Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Pathfinder club provides a church-centred spiritual-recreational program designed for junior and teens which appeals to this age group because its program features activities that meet their needs and interests. It is filled with action, adventure, challenge and group activities while providing opportunities for the development of new attitudes and skills that produce personal growth, team spirit and a sense of loyalty and respect for God, His creation and His church.
The whole philosophy of Pathfindering is built on the premise that children learn best by example rather than commands. As they see leaders and parents model spiritual and social values, they too will aspire to develop high moral principles, loving and caring attitudes, and determination to excel in all their various pursuits.
Foremost, the ideals and objectives of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are taught through an active learning program which appeals to this age group and their learning style.