Our church caters for children each week by providing Sabbath school classes on Saturday mornings between 9:30am–12:00pm for several age groups:
- Teens (ages 10-15)
- Primary (ages 6-9)
- Kindergarten (ages 3-5)
- Beginners (for mothers with infants 0-2 yrs)
The weekly children Sabbath school (Bible study) classes each week contain songs, crafts, quizzes, games and Bible stories.
Children are invited to join their parents during the church service where there will be a children's story for them.
Adventurers, a program for younger children, are designed for for 5-9-year-olds to socialise with each other as well as learn and develop life skills. Run by qualified and committed leaders of the church, Adventurers participate in a range of activities, including -
- reading, interpreting and acting out bible stories
- arts and crafts
- hikes and afternoon lunches
They also learn to develop important life values such as teamwork, commitment and self-respect. Honour badges can be earned for completing requirements on specific topics in the areas or nature, craft and recreation, and at the end of each year Adventurer clubs present awards to Adventurers on achievement of various skills.
Pathfinders, a program teens (10-15 years), are designed for teens to socialise with each other as well as learn and develop life skills. Run by qualified and committed leaders of the church, Pathfinders participate in a range of activities, including -
- recreational skill development
- arts and crafts
- camping and nature observation
- community services
- spiritual formation
Pathfinders learn to develop important life values such as teamwork, commitment and self-respect.
For over 100 years teenagers have enjoyed Pathfinder Club activities. Many graduates look back on Pathfinders as being one of the most rewarding experiences of their lives. In this day and age of Wiis and PS/3s and X-BOXs, getting back to nature, back to simplicity, back to the fundamentals of life’s existence is novel.
To see what we've been doing, check out our monthly newsletter, Pathfinder Beat.
About Pathfinders: The Pathfinder Club is a worldwide program organized and directed by the Department of Church Ministries at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It offers a wide range of learning experiences for young people ten to fifteen years of age, and is operated by the local Seventh-day Adventist Church under the direction and control of the youth director of the local conference. At the completion of the class work requirements, the Pathfinder receives a badge, (and advanced bar if this work has been completed), a pocket strip and chevron at a special Investiture service, as well as receiving Honours badges throughout the year for developing additional skills.