Psalms 127:3-4 “Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.”
Nations of Praise Children Ministry is based on Proverbs 22:6; Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it.
Our children’s ministry is a launching pad for laying a Christ Faith Base foundation for the new generation, that children, who are the future of NOPSDA. Children learn the truth about the bible, the sabbath and fulfill Jesus Christ commission in Mathew 28:19-20.
We want to partner with and equip parents to raise the new generation of children who: grow in Christ and spiritual maturity;discover, develop and use their gifts for the glory of God; pursue a God-centered vision of life; engage in worship, study, prayer and ministry, and have a clear vision for God’s LOVE.
We offer Children Sabbath School lessons for different ages from 9:30 AM as the Adult Sabbath lesson is going on. Beginner(ages birth – 2 yrs), Kindergarten(ages 3-4 yrs), Elementary and Middle school(ages 5-13 yrs). We also offer SWAHILI classes every other Sabbath in the afternoon from 2 PM and this is to help children understand church services presented in Swahili. The children learn to recite bible verses, stories and sing songs in Swahili.
Our NOPSDA church has vibrant Adventurer and Pathfinder Clubs.
NOPSDA DOVES ADVENTURER CLUB
For children ages 3-9. The purpose of the Adventurer program is to support parents and caregivers in leading and encouraging their children in a growing, joyful love relationship with Jesus Christ. It offers instructional curriculum, family enrichment, supplementary resources and volunteer training from within Seventh-day Adventist philosophy.
NOPSDA STARS PATHFINDER CLUB
The Pathfinder club is for children grades 5 to 10(ages 10-15). The program offers action, adventure, challenges and group activities that produce team spirit and loyalty tot the church. One of the Pathfinders basic purpose is to fulfill Elijah’s message of Malachi in which “the hearts of the parents are turned towards their children and the hearts of the children turned towards their parents.” As parents and church members work, worship and play together with the Pathfinders, the so called generation gap disappears into a bond of common experience.
- Familiarize children with the whole bible.
- Encourage children to develop a biblical mindset and Christian worldview.
- Encourage children to trust in the promise of God.
- Lead children to recognize their sinful nature and to respond in repentance and faith in God.
- Cultivate a love for God’s word and a habit of reading it consistently.
- Give children an opportunity to see the hand of God at work in the world.