KUSDA Church, Children Ministry.

Introduction

The children ministry fraternity at Kenyatta University Seventh-Day Adventist Church is pleased
to have this opportunity to share our story of God’s leading, with all the brethren.
Children’s Ministries strives to provide multiple ministries at other times that will lead children
to Jesus and disciple them in their daily walk with Him. Such multiple ministries include
programs and activities organized throughout the year to nurture the spirituality of the children,
train them for leadership, and help them reach out in service
to others in the community.

Our Philosophy
The Bible makes it very clear that children are very special to God. If you examine what the
Bible says about children, you will notice a great number of perspectives: 1
• Children are a gift from God. He gives children to parents as a special sign of love and
personal fulfillment (Deut. 7:13; Ps. 127:3).
• Children are desirable. From Creation, God has instructed us to bear children (Gen. 9:7; Deut.
6:3).
• Children bring joy and blessings to adults. God provides many benefits to parents through
parenting their children (Num. 5:28; Deut. 28:4, 11).
• Children need to be taught how to develop a relationship with God. One of our greatest
challenges is to pass on our beliefs and understanding of God to our children (Exod. 12:26, 37;
Deut. 6:1-7; Prov. 22:6).
• Children are so valuable to God that He commands us to protect them. Parents are to ensure
the spiritual and physical security of their children (1 Sam. 20:42; Ezra 8:21).
God loves children enough to ensure that they receive discipline. (Prov.3:11, 12; 13:24; 19:18;
Eph. 6:4).
• God enjoys the nature and personality of children and asks adults to learn from them. Scripture
identifies attributes such as sincerity, humility, simplicity, and trusting as qualities found in
children, and God treasures these characteristics (Matt. 18:3; 19:14; Phil. 2:15).
Ellen G. White’s Counsels on Ministry to Children
Ellen G. White has received much inspiration from God regarding the importance of children
and the early training of them to accept Jesus as their Savior. She advocates a ministry to
children.

Here are some of her counsels:
“Too much importance cannot be placed on the early training of children. The lessons that the
child learns during the first seven years of life have more to do with forming his character than
all that it learns in future years.”—Child Guidance, p. 193
“It is still true that children are the most susceptible to the teachings of the gospel; their hearts
are open to divine influences, and strong to retain the lessons received. The little children may be
Christians, having an experience in accordance with their years. They need to be educated in
spiritual things, and parents should give them every advantage, that they may form characters
after the similitude of the character of Christ.”—Desire of Ages, p. 515.

“Children of eight, ten or twelve years, are old enough to be addressed on the subject of personal
religion Do not teach your children with reference to some future period when they shall be old
enough to repent and believe the truth. If properly instructed, very young children may have
correct views of their state as sinners, and of the way of salvation through Christ.”—Testimonies,
Vol. 1, p. 400.
“Those who love God should feel deeply interested in the children and youth. To
them God can reveal His truth and salvation. Jesus calls the little ones that believe on Him, the
lambs of His flock. He has a special love for and interest in the children. . . . The most precious
offering that the children can give to Jesus, is the freshness of their childhood.”—Reflecting
Christ, p. 373.

Theme
Theme: Finding Christ Early. All our activities are aimed at helping our children to find Christ
early; this is not just for children within the church but also for other children from our
neighborhood who are not church members. Our programs therefore are for the purpose of in-
reach and out-reach.

Leadership and Partnerships
Children Ministry is headed by Director and the Deputy Director, together with volunteer
teachers in various areas of interest (music, Bible Study, Sports, clubs), lately we have been
thinking of incorporating prophecy segment in our programming stemming from the interest we
have noted in our children for the same. We also work with parents. The Chaplain remains our
greatest partner and support. We work closely with parents, prayer partners and mentors. We
value all your support. We partner also with other departments within the church, Sabbath
School, Communication, Deaconry, Master guide etc.
Membership and meeting Schedule
This Ministry caters for children aged 0-16 years who are approximately 50 in number. We meet
during Sabbath School at 9.20 a.m. -10.20 a.m. (one hour) for Bible study, this is usually
divided into different classes based on age; Real time, PowerPoint, Primary, Kindergarten and
Beginners class for our youngest members. We also meet Sabbath afternoon for Bible Study,
Music and other interesting activities for the children including but not limited to nature walk,
Bible trivia, coloring. Master guides also meet the children on Sundays for Clubs:
Ambassadors, Pathfinders, and Adventurers.

The Ministry’s in-reach and out-reach activities

Welcome to Kenyatta University Seventh Day Adventist (KUSDA) Church and worship with us.

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