Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Children's Ministry


Authentic Relationships

“Recognizing the powerful influence of other adults in their kids ‘Sticky Faith Web, may parents include mentoring in their 5:1 plan (5 significant adults to 1 child). Through these empowering relationships, your kids are able to spend time with adults who are further along in their spiritual journey. (Sticky Faith, Kara Powell and Chap Clarke, 2011)  

Provide Positive role models and mentors from all generations.
Equip parents as role models and mentors.
Ensure leaders of programs build quality relationships and model God’s grace.
Provide pro-social places for positive peer connections.
Ensure safe environments and implement child protection policies. 

For more Authentic Relationship tips for Families, Pastors and Church Communities download our FaithShaper guide to authentic relationships booklet here. Or you can download and prin the Authentic Relationships poster click here.


Faith @ Home – The Daily 5 Essential Relational Moments

Building Authentic relationships with your kids takes intentionality. We have listed our daily five essential relational moments to help you connect with your kids daily, in a consistent and intentional manner. We have also included some ideas, so you have a place to start from. View, print or download here or on the image to the right. 

5 Ways to say I love you

We believe that we were created by a loving God, so it is only natural that children need to feel loved in order to best develop and succeed. But if you and your child speak different love languages, your display of love might get lost in translation – affecting your child’s attitude, behaviour, and development.

In order to help you communicate “I Love You” effectively with your child we have we developed this simple activity, based on Gary Chapman’s 5 love languages, as a way to empower your home through building authentic relationships. Download this resource by clicking the image below.    

10 things I Love about you

We believe that we were created by a loving God, so it is only natural that children need to feel loved in order to best develop and succeed. The power of words is an unbelievable thing. They cultivate a range of emotions. Words can inspire, encourage, devastate, uplift, tear down and ultimately change the direction of a child or spouse’s day, week, and in some rare instances, their life. 

Be purposely intentional by taking just ten minutes each day to make a profound difference for one you love by communicating ‘I love you’. Download this resource by clicking the image below. 

Let’s Start Talking

Sometimes talking to children and each other can feel daunting. That is why we have developed these question sets, to give you a spring board for starting those conversations in your church, home and school. The weekly challenge is to pick up one question set and talk to someone you have not talked to before. Click the image below to download this resource and Let’s start a talking.