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  • Hand Outlines - Mail us a photo of your child's handprint on a 8.5x11 piece of paper, along with their first name. We would like to paint these handprints on the picnic tables around the new playground on the Gladstone campus.
  • Connected - Are you doing something to help children stay connected to their church family? Please call 503-850-3500, email or text me to tell me about it. As our time apart lengthens we need to do our part to make sure children and families stay connected to Jesus and the church.
  • NEW Feature - We will be sharing a bulletin that accompanies the Sabbath School lesson whenever one is available, that goes with the lesson. This week there is one for the Kindergarten, Primary and Juniors. On the bulletin there will be a secret code. The secret code on the front of the bulletin unlocks hours of fun learning at home.

    This secret code is unique to our bulletin and allows SAFE and secure access to online games that reinforce the message for the week. You can continue Bible learning and discussion at home - while protecting children from the hazards of general Internet game sites

    Several games are rotated - Memory Match, Word Search, Gems of the Bible and Coloring Book - so each week kids will have something new to play. The games are geared toward all age levels so everyone can join in the fun!
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Resources available to help you learn more about leading a successful Sabbath School program at your church.

Learn about Training Certifications

Children's Sabbath Curriculum

September 15, 2020 pdf

**Lending Suspended Until Further Notice

Do to health concerns and the many surfaces that can be touched. The Children's Ministries Department will suspend lending from our Lending Vault until further notice.

Lending Vault Resources

Our Lending Vault is a service we provide for our churches to help offset costs for event programing. This includes VBS kits, backdrops, stuffed animals and costumes.  It is $20 per borrowing trip. We rely on the careful care of those who borrow, to return them in a timely manner and to follow the care instructions for each.  This is a local service and requires on site pick up and return. It is not a mailed lending service.  Please fill out this form to request using our Lending Vault Resources in Children’s Ministries. This will help us to serve you better and see if we have the items you are requesting.  We will contact you further once this form is fully filled out. Thank you to those who help sustain this program by donation and using the service. NOTE: during the month of July borrowing from our vault is closed the 3rd through the 5th week each year.

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The Adventurer program was created to assist parents in their important responsibilities as their child’s primary teachers and evangelizers.

Learn more about the Adventurer program

Heroes vbs

Family Edition & Church Edition

The North American Division Children’s Ministries Department and AdventSource have partnered with the Texas and Oregon Conferences to deliver Heroes Home Edition, an exciting Vacation Bible School that families can enjoy in the safety of their own homes.

Heroes Home Edition is available online as a free download at It will include a practical guide for using technology and hands-on learning to experience Heroes VBS at home!

The second week of July was all about the HeroesLive. Here is a report from Sherri Uhrig, our much loved NAD Children’s Ministries Director. The VBS season has taken off with an explosion of families being involved making sure their children experience VBS with their friends from church and friends from around the world. Heroes VBSLive registration opened with immediately 1000 registering. The number kept going up rapidly every day with a final count of well over 10,000.  There were families from all over North American, Central America, South America, Canada, Bermuda, South Pacific Islands, Africa, Australia, Europe and Asia. Children and families were engaged! We prayed daily for the children and families AND for technology! 😊 Now Church Edition and Family Edition Heroes VBS are happening all over North America!

If you would like to use the programs you can go to YouTube to the Children’s Ministries NAD account and watch them.

Sabbath School

Kindergarten. Ages 3 – 4 years old.  
3rd Quarter Lesson 13 – September 26, 2020
Angels All Around

Primary. Ages 5 – 9 years old.
3rd Quarter Lesson 13 – September 26, 2020
Angels on a Ladder

Children's Sabbath
October 3, 2020

Several conferences are working with the NAD to bring an online Children's Sabbath in English and Spanish to your churches. If that date does not work for your church choose another date to stream the event. We have a number of young people from the Oregon Conference participating. Digital content will be available in late September.

View the Children's Ministries coordinator job description (PDF)

Sabbath School app

Get the Sabbath School app on iTunes or the Google Play store.

Training Courses

These self-guided courses provide solid, practical and creative preparation for immediate implementation in your local Sabbath School.

Take the Sabbath School Survey

Help us collect information about children's Sabbath School by taking our survey! It is six questions and helps us gather needed info for future Sabbath School Training events.

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Kids Talents for Jesus

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A Child's Plight During COVID-19

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Kids Object Lessons

View the videos in the window below or go direct to the showcase of these 50 videos on Vimeo.

These kids object lesson videos are made possible by Children's Ministry Deals

General Videos

Training videos

Special Needs – Possibility Ministries

3-part series with Linda Schaffner, NAD presenter

Upcoming Events

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Our Team

Contact one of our team members at (503) 850-3500

Shirley Allen


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Gloria Beerman

Assistant Director

Mon. - Wed. 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

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Monica Smith

Administrative Assistant

Tues. & Thurs., 9 am to 2 pm

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