Children & Youth Weekend
The Whole World Mobilizing: Children & Youth Weekend
Following the international Boundless Congress, The General has issued a challenge to the entire Salvation Army world to be mobilized in mission. Beginning January 1, 2017, The Whole World Mobilizing: Go Forward, is a campaign that enlists every Salvationist around the globe to go forward in mission.
March 24-26 is The Whole World Mobilizing Children & Youth Weekend. Coinciding with The Salvation Army’s annual International Day of Prayer for Children on the Sunday, the weekend is intended to recognize and develop the role of children and young people in fulfilling Jesus’ Great Commission.
Ester Ellen Nelson (Project Manager, The Whole World Mobilizing) explains: ‘The important thing is, as General William Booth said, to “do something”. It doesn’t matter what kind of resources are available locally. Children and young people have a natural ability to make friends with their peers in a far less self-conscious way than many adults! When you’re “doing”, you are mobilizing!’
March 24, 2017
Friday Night Prayer Meeting
A day of prayer! There is no better way to begin our weekend than with prayers and petitions! Children should recognize that they are given the freedom to talk directly to God.
Matthew 19: 13-15 (ESV)
Proverbs 6: 20-23 (ESV)
March 25, 2017
We want to encourage corps members to go out with flag unfurled, with a shout, Christ to the whole wide world! This is an opportunity to see children and young people mobilize in the community. We are encouraging this day to be a day where you organize a march of witness, an open air, or head out to do acts of service for those in your community.
Plan a day of outreach, service or evangelism and feel free to use the devotional provided to encourage and empower your young people and adults to break down obstacles and share the good news!
Ideas for Outreach
–Help pick up trash around the Corps or neighnorhood
–Help with projects
–Make a meal for the sick or those that cannot get out
–Hand out meals or water to those on the street
–Hand out cards with scripture
–Ask people if they need prayer and if you can pray with them
–100 Acts of kindness for kids – http://www.coffeecupsandcrayons.com/100-acts-
–Prepare small bags of goodies to hand out
March 26, 2017
Sunday Meeting: “Open Arms”
Jesus receives children with open arms; he is accepting of them, values them, and often presented children as an example of what type of faith adults are to have.