Greetings from CAN BDA Youth!
It is our pleasure again this year to join with The Whole World Mobilizing in celebrating children and youth during the weekend of 23 - 25 March, 2018.
The theme for this weekend will be "Shine" based on the scripture in Isaiah 60:1. It is our sincere prayer that this intentional focus will help children, youth and families come to understand and experience the true Light that comes from knowing Christ and allow Him to guide their paths. We pray that God's Light will shine in every dark corner of our world as children and youth respond to God's call to "Arise and shine!" because "the glory of the LORD has risen on them." (Isaiah 60:1)
We are pleased to have been asked by IHQ to produce the resources for 2018's event which includes promotional videos, posters, theme images, as well as activity ideas for children, youth, families, and worship service ideas. The suggested outline for the weekend might include the following:
Friday 23 March:
Youth Outreach Event
Saturday 24 March:
Children's Prayer Event
Children's Messy Activities
Sunday 25 March:
Main worship service led by/including youth and children (with youth and children leading worship, prayer times, preaching, testifying etc.) giving opportunity for every corps to hear the dreams of youth and children in their corps. It would be amazing to see/hear our children and youth sharing their dreams for The Salvation Army on the same day all around the world.
We encourage everyone to make the most of this opportunity by reaching out to children and families from your local community and empowering your youth to assist in leadership roles. To help you create interest and to promote this weekend, please see the link below to download your resource kit. (Please note: you must install the "Playlist" font contained in the folder before you view the documents otherwise they will not show as intended.) IHQ is encouraging all participants to join us on social media throughout the weekend using the hashtag #GoMoCY2018
Stay tuned to hear more from CAN BDA Youth about this great weekend but in the mean time please review the attached resources and begin to dream about how this weekend might look in your context.