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Because Jesus Loves Us

The Ottawa East Adventurers Club Ministry is a program designed for children aged 4 to 9 years old within Ottawa East Seventh-day Adventist Church. It aims to support parents and guardians in their efforts to nurture and develop their children's spiritual, physical, mental, and social well-being. The ministry provides a platform for children to learn about God's love, develop life skills, and engage in various activities that promote character building.

Our Adventurers Club meets every 1st and 3rd Sabbath afternoons at church. Register your children today as registration for the 2023/2024 club year is now opened! If you have any questions, email adventurers@ottawaeastsda.com.

Adventurer Pledge, Law, & Song

Pledge - Because Jesus loves me, I can always do my best. 

Law - Jesus can help me

  • Be obedient

  • Be pure

  • Be true

  • Be kind

  • Be respectful

  • Be attentive

  • Be helpful

  • Be cheerful

  • Be thoughtful

  • Be reverent

Song

We are Adventurers,
At home, at school, at play.
We are Adventurers,
We're learning every day
To be honest, kind, and true,
To be like Jesus through and through!
We are Adventurers!

Purpose and Goals
The primary purpose of Adventurers is to assist parents in raising children who will grow up as followers of Jesus Christ. The ministry seeks to achieve this by focusing on four main goals:

 

  1. Spiritual Development: We help children develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through age-appropriate Bible study, prayer, worship, and service opportunities. It encourages children to understand and apply biblical principles in their daily lives.

  2. Physical Development: We recognize the importance of physical health and promotes activities that encourage regular exercise, healthy eating habits, and overall well-being. Through outdoor adventures, sports activities, and health education, children are encouraged to take care of their bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit.

  3. Mental Development: We want to emphasize the importance of intellectual growth by providing opportunities for children to explore various subjects such as nature, science, arts, and crafts. It encourages critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving skills, and a love for learning.

  4. Social Development: Adventurers fosters positive social interactions among children by promoting teamwork, cooperation, respect for others, and empathy. It provides a safe and inclusive environment where children can build friendships, develop social skills, and learn to appreciate diversity.

 

Activities and Curriculum

The Adventurers Ministry offers a well-rounded curriculum that includes a variety of activities tailored to the developmental needs of children. These activities are designed to be engaging, interactive, and age-appropriate. Some of the key activities include:
 

  1. Classwork: Children participate in weekly classes where they learn about various topics such as Bible stories, nature, health, community service, and practical life skills.

  2. Outdoor Adventures: The ministry organizes outdoor activities such as camping trips, nature hikes, and field trips to help children appreciate God's creation and develop an understanding of environmental stewardship.

  3. Honors: Children have the opportunity to earn honors by completing specific requirements in areas such as arts and crafts, nature exploration, health education, music, and more. These honors provide a sense of achievement and encourage children to develop new skills.

  4. Community Service: The Adventurers Ministry encourages children to actively participate in community service projects that promote kindness, compassion, and a sense of responsibility towards others.

  5. Family Involvement: The ministry recognizes the importance of parental involvement in a child's spiritual journey. It encourages parents to actively participate in their child's Adventurers experience by attending meetings, supporting activities, and providing guidance at home.

 

Benefits of the Adventurers Ministry
Participation in the Adventurers Ministry offers numerous benefits for both children and their families:

  1. Spiritual Growth: Through engaging Bible study lessons, prayer experiences, worship services, and service opportunities, children develop a strong foundation in their faith and grow spiritually.

  2. Character Development: The ministry focuses on character-building principles such as honesty, kindness, respect, responsibility, and self-discipline. Children learn to apply these principles in their daily lives and develop positive character traits.

  3. Life Skills: The Adventurers Ministry equips children with practical life skills such as cooking, first aid, camping skills, teamwork, and problem-solving. These skills empower children to navigate various challenges and become self-sufficient individuals.

  4. Social Interaction: The ministry provides a supportive community where children can build friendships, learn to work together, and develop social skills. It fosters an environment of inclusivity, acceptance, and respect for others.

  5. Family Bonding: The Adventurers Ministry encourages family involvement, creating opportunities for parents and guardians to bond with their children through shared experiences, activities, and discussions centered around faith and character development.

Ottawa East Annual Youth Retreat 2024
Ottawa East Annual Youth Retreat 2024
Jul 19, 2024, 5:00 PM
Sliver Lake Wesleyan Camp
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