Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Children's Ministry



Children are a vital part of our church community and it is important that they feel welcome, are included and empowered for ministry and worship.

Faith is developed in the context of relationships and thus it is extremely important that children are able to build healthy relationships both in the home and at church – parents, mentors, faith friend and role models. This is why Children’s Ministries also a huge emphasis on intergenerational connection and events – in particular intergenerational worship, service and evangelism.

Training leaders for children is a key priority and there are many resources available. 

Children's Ministry Coordinator

You have been asked to serve as a Children’s Ministries Coordinator – for children 0-14 years.  Children need to be disciples of Jesus NOW. What a wonderful opportunity you have to help them build a lifelong, loving relationship to Jesus and His church through discipleship, worship, community, service, stewardship and outreach. This guide has been designed to help you get started in this ministry. Click here to download

General Conference Children’s Coordinator Book

The Children's Ministries Coordinator Handbook is a step-by-step guide for organizing Children's Ministries in your local church. It was put together by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Department of Children Ministries.  

Click here to read The Children's Ministries Coordinator Handbook online.

Sabbath School Training

The General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department has prepared a curriculum of official training courses to prepare teachers of Sabbath School for children. These self-guided courses provide solid, practical, creative preparation for immediate implementation in the local Sabbath School.

Click here to view this training

Shaping Lifelong Faith 

Making lifelong disciples of children and youth is a key priority of our church. We believe that it is time to have the important discussions on what formational experiences they need. In partnership with the Interdenominational National conversationhere2stay South Pacific Division and Australian Conferences Children’s Ministries have put together 7 Essential Experiences that will shape this faith that stays. We want this faith to be deep, and it needs to be strong and active. 

To read more about shaping life long faith through Faith Shaper click here

Safe Places Training

Safe Church Awareness' training is designed for all members who serve on local Church Board members as well as leaders/coordinators who hold child or youth-related positions. The training consists of 4 modules delivered in a face-to-face training environment and involves approximately 5 contact hours.

Currently, a 'refresher' workshop of 2.5 hours duration is recommended every 3-years. Visit their website for details by clicking here. 

Special Needs - REACH Manual

If you have students with special learning needs, find out how to teach them most effectively with the REACH manual from North American Division Office of Education. Click here to view, download or read this manual.


Pocket Guide to Discipline: Quick Tips for a Stress-Free Classroom  

Do you know the number-one reason teachers quit? Because they don't feel empowered to control their classrooms. By Group Publishing this: Pocket Guide to Discipline, and they'll instantly connect with these top tips--all presented in a "You Can Do It" attitude.

Order from your local Adventist Book Centre or through Group Publishing.


Pocket Guide to Special Needs: Quick Tips to Reach Every Child 

Equip your children’s ministry to identify and confidently reach out to kids with special needs. This handy pocket guide contains relevant teaching techniques, age-appropriate ways to inspire positive peer relationships, tips for partnering with parents and more! Parents of special needs children will feel valued and welcomed to know that your ministry is proactively addressing the needs of their children. By Group Publishing. 

Order from your local Adventist Book Centre or through Group Publishing.