Join MISDAKids on Mondays, as we post a service idea to encourage children to be missionaries for Jesus. We pray these activities will help kids find joy in serving Jesus every day. Comment or post a picture on our Facebook or Instagram pages of your mission experience to inspire others to be missionaries for Jesus, too!
Cyber Monday Surprise Package
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! Hurry, cyber deals are ending soon! Are there any fun gifts you can purchase or find to send a surprise to a friend or family member? Think of someone who needs some encouragement and get those care packages out today!
Pumpkin Spice & Friends Are Nice!
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! One of our favorite memories of fall is the smell of delicious homemade treats. Here is an idea for your kids and their friends to make those wonderful smells last a little bit longer. Invite a family to join you in making this fragrant pumpkin play dough.
We Salute You!
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! We're so thankful for our freedom in this country and for those who helped make that possible. Show your appreciation by writing a letter or coloring a picture for a Veteran or active military personnel. Let's honor our soldiers for their service this holiday season and/or Veteran's Day!
If you need help finding the address of a service worker, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! How is it that the taste and smell of fresh apple cider, even on a crisp day, can invite the cozy atmosphere of autumn in just one mug? Be sure to take time this week to bring this cozy atmosphere to your neighbors or community workers. Print these free "We have IN-Cider Information" tags to go along with a gift bag of homemade mulling spices or a jug of apple cider from your local farm to let them know that you think they are the best neighbor(s) ever!
Fall GLOW Gifts
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! Would you like a fun way to share some good news? Why not make up some Fall GLOW Gifts to pass out! Print this colorful tag and write a few of your favorite Bible promises or a comforting message on the back. Then buy some mini M&M's and GLOW tracts like, "How to Stop Being Scared," to put in small bags. Have these gifts ready to give to guests that come to your home or while you're out at the store. There is nothing better than to brighten someone's day by sharing hope from God's word!
Go to https://www.glowonline.org/glow_tracts/how-to-stop-being-scared/ to read and purchase the "How to Stop Being Scared" GLOW Tract or find other tracts.
Leaf It to Us!
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! The leaves are changing and quickly falling to the ground. It is fun to surprise someone, so find a neighbor or friend who might need some help with their yard. Print this card and sign it to leave on their door when you're done letting them know how much you care.
Celebrate the First Day of Autumn
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! The evenings are getting cooler and sweater weather will soon begin. Celebrate the first day of Autumn by giving some fresh picked apples or apple treats to neighbors, family, and friends.
Gather your favorite recipes to make caramel dip, candy apples, apple bars, apple sauce, dried apple chips, apple turnovers, apple pie or another treat. Then, create gift bags with lunch sacks, ribbon, and the following printable. Not only will you have fun making them, we are sure everyone will appreciate your thoughtful gifts.
Celebrate Grandparents' Day All Week
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! We're so thankful that God gave us families who love and care for us. Show your appreciation to your grandparents or an elderly couple who have shown love and care to you. Take them a small gift, a homemade card, or a delicious treat to let them know they're special!
Plan an Evangelistic Series Just for Kids: Travelers for Truth at Your Church
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! Is your church planning to participate in Discovering Revelation this Fall? If so, we’d like to encourage you to begin planning a children’s evangelistic series, as well. Travelers for Truth has been designed by the Michigan Conference Children’s Ministries department as a way to reach out to kids in our community. Check out this brand new program with 25 free Bible based lessons, song videos, crafts, games, snacks, and more. Travel through God’s word and experience the stories as never before. Be a missionary for Jesus and do all you can to help bring children into His kingdom.
Invite a Family to the Family First Retreat
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! Be a missionary and invite a family to join you at the Family First Homegrown Retreat Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Register now at https://www.misdafamily.org/event-details/family-first-homegrown-planting-seeds-for-eternity.
VBS Follow Up - Invite to Discovering Revelation
𝐌𝐈𝐒𝐃𝐀𝐊𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲! Here's one more VBS Follow Up Idea for you. Don't forget to invite kids to your children's evangelistic series in October! Look for the new MISDA Kids Children's Evangelistic Program coming in the beginning of September.
More Vacation Bible School Follow Up Ideas
Summer is almost over, but there's a few more Vacation Bible School programs you can catch this week. Here are some more great ways to follow up with your Vacation Bible School friends.
#1 - Invite kids to the children's program at the next church evangelistic series.
#2 - Make sure your Sabbath School classes are ready to receive visitors.
#3 - Start planning for a Fall Festival.
More Vacation Bible School Follow Up Ideas
Here are a few more VBS follow-up ideas for you.
1. Send a postcard to invite kids to take Bible Studies.
2. Send a thank you gift for attending.
3. Plan an outreach that the kids can come back and attend.
Vacation Bible School Follow Up Ideas
Here are a few VBS follow-up ideas for you.
1. Gather a few volunteers to help write handwritten notes to the children, thanking them for coming to VBS.
2. If your church has a church school, invite families to an open house, or if you don’t have a school, plan an end of summer event like a pool party or an evening bonfire.
3. Divide up the names of the children that came to VBS and have church members pray for each child and their family.
Keep Up the VBS Excitement
Here are a few mission ideas for this week.
1. There is something really fun about being personally invited to an event. Be intentional about giving personal invitations to VBS, Pathfiner’s, and/or Adventures, or Sabbath School.
2. Make “Stick With Jesus” packets to give away stickers, kids GLOW, and invitations to a children’s or youth ministry event. Go to https://www.findingjoy4eternity.com/family-and-kids to print the template off for free.
3. Keep the momentum of VBS going by having some events planned for those who have attended. People are most receptive to follow-up immediately after the VBS. You could even create a follow-up team to help plan. One fun event that is good to host at the beginning of a school year is healthy school lunch Supper Club. Make flyers to pass out before your VBS is over or send them in the mail the week or two following.
VBS Advertising Tips
1. Go to a local baseball or little league game and pass our VBS invitations.
2. Have church members put up VBS signs out in their yards.
3. Have a kids' clothing giveaway at your church and pass our VBS invitations and SS invites.
Patriotic Pins & GLOW Tracts
Happy 4th of July! Holidays are a great time to share the love of Jesus. Distribute GLOW tracts with a patriotic pin or similar item attached. You can pass them out at parades, firework shows, and other gatherings. Let's see how you can witness for Jesus this week!
VBS Advertising Tips
VBS season is here! There are many churches across the state that are just beginning their programs. Today we had Sheri Castanon, the VBS director from the Charlotte SDA Church share VBS promotion tips #13-15 with us.
We are praying for the Lord to bless your church as you minister to the children and families in your community.
Draw Near to Jesus Postcard
Camp Meeting may be over, but we have one more fun idea to help you continue to Draw others Near to Jesus. Check out this cute printable postcard that you can share with a friend. Attach a few crayons and a GLOW tract or Adventurer tract to the postcard. The back side has QR codes for Kids' Bible Studies in English and Spanish.
Use Your Art for Jesus
We're at Michigan Camp Meeting with Pastor Jermaine Gayle. See how he's being a missionary for Jesus this week as he draws near to God. Learn how you can use your art to be a missionary, too.
VBS Advertising Tips 7-9
Keep up the good work with advertising for your Vacation Bible School. Here are some tips for this week.
Tip 7: Mail flyers to all your church contacts.
Tip 8: Get lots of church members involved.
Tip 9: Advertise on the local radio station, especially Strong Tower Radio!
VBS Advertising Tips
It's almost time for Vacation Bible School. Check out our new few tips to start advertising for your church today!
1: Free Cookie Giveaway-Have church members bake homemade cookies and pass them out, along with VBS invitations at a community event like a craft show, farmer's market, or fair booth.
2: Magnet Giveaway- Buy little plastic animals or get plastic animals and glue magnets to the back. Kids can use it to post a VBS invitation on their refrigerator as a reminder. Tell them that if they bring the magnet to VBS they can receive a prize.
3: If your community doesn't have many holiday events, or the fees to be a part of it are not in your budget, ask local businesses/Chamber of Commerce if you can set up a booth outside their building and pass out invitations and kid friendly gifts.
VBS Advertising Tips 4-6
It's almost time for Vacation Bible School. Check out Tips 4-6 to start advertising for your church today!
Tip 4: Advertise at a parade.
Tip 5: Make a VBS commercial.
Tip 6: Advertise on misdakids.org.
VBS Advertising Tips 1-3
It's almost time for Vacation Bible School. Check out Tips 1-3 to start advertising for your church today!
Tip 1: Attach a small gift to your invite.
Tip 2: Advertise at a farmer's market, festival, or similar event.
Tip 3: Invite children from local Christian day cares.
Teacher Appreciation Week
We love our teachers! We encourage you to take time to thank a school teacher, principal, and your Sabbath School teacher(s). Be creative by sending a text, card, or gift to let them know how much you appreciate all they do. Don't forget to pray for them and their family. Teachers really do change the world!
Learn to Ride a Bike Day
Are you ready for some warmer weather? We can't wait to be outside and enjoy the spring sunshine. Celebrate Learn to Ride a Bike Day by pulling out your bikes and going outside for some fresh air. If it's too chilly today, plan a biking adventure with some of your friends for when it's warmer. Be a missionary for Jesus by looking for kids who don't know how to ride their bikes. Spend time giving advice to your younger sibling. Share safety tips like wearing a helmet, riding with the traffic, and keeping on a sidewalk when possible. Look for friends to witness to the next time you're out on your bike.
What better way to celebrate National Library Week than to thank a library worker. Not only do they keep the shelves stocked with our favorite books, they research, specialize in different kinds of media, archive local history, and much more! Celebrate by going to your school or local library to personally thank a librarian, give them a homemade goodie, check out books, open your own library card, donate books, or gift them one of your all-time favorite books. Let them know how much their service means to your community!
It’s time to celebrate National Volunteer Week! This week provides the perfect opportunity for you to thank some of your favorite volunteers: church workers, school assistants, and food bank helpers. Make a card, create a “My Favorite Volunteer Certificate,” or bring in a small gift to show your appreciation. It’s also a great time to find a place you can volunteer. Ask your pastor what needs to be done around the church, look for a local soup kitchen to help at, or go to your local Adventist school to see how you can lend a hand. Happy Volunteering!
National Sibling Day
Happy National Sibling Day! It is a great time be a missionary in your own home. Let your brothers or sisters know how much you love them. Parents can also help kids celebrate by providing fun suggestions like playing games to encourage bonding, painting pottery, or taking special pictures. Maybe you could even surprise your siblings with something thoughtful!
National Inspiring Joy Day
Joy is more than just a happy feeling. True, Biblical joy is a long-lasting emotion that comes from choosing to trust God and His promises. Jesus gave His life for everyone, and this is the time of year that many celebrate His death and resurrection. Bring joy to others by sharing what Jesus has done for them. Go to the following link to find beautiful printables about Jesus’ resurrection called, “Jesus is Passionate about you,” or “God’s Greatest Gift of Love.” Print some, pair them with sharing books or GLOW tracts, and then include homemade or store-bought treats to create packages to share with those in your community.
National Dentist Day
It's a great week to let your dentist know how much you appreciate all their help making your family's smiles bright!
Read Across America Week
Read Across America is a perfect week to enjoy a good book yourself or give one away. Share the love of Jesus by giving a copy of your favorite religious book to a friend. Create a homemade bookmark to include with the book, or color the one we're sharing with you. Happy Reading!
Love Your Pet Day
Show your love for God’s creatures today by doing something special for your own pet or for local animals at a shelter or in your neighborhood. Set up an obstacle course, buy or make a special dog treat, schedule a pet play date, walk a neighborhood dog, bring pet food or homemade fleece blankets to the local shelter, or say a prayer for someone who has recently lost a pet.
Random Act of Kindness Day
Happy Random Acts of Kindness Week! It's time to celebrate by showing some kindness to those around you. Gather your family together and decide on something you can do this week to show random kindness: carry groceries for a stranger, take donuts to school, walk a neighbor's dog, take a small gift to someone special, give a fancy chocolate bar to someone who serves you, or donate blankets to a homeless shelter. There are so many ways you can show kindness this week. We can't wait to hear how you choose to be missionaries for Jesus!
Make a Friend Day
Friends are treasures from the Lord, and we can increase our friend group this week by celebrating National Make a Friend Day. Some fun ways to meet new people are volunteering with your family, passing out Glow, going to the library, joining a club, taking a class, joining a choir or orchestra, visiting a nursing home, or taking your dog to the dog park. What are some ways you can make new friends and be a misssionary for Jesus this week?
Thank a Mail Carrier
February 4th is Thank a Mail Carrier Day. It is highly likely that it is cold or snowy where you are. Don't let that keep you from doing something special to let your mail carrier know how much you appreciate them.
This week provides some special opportunities to be a missionary. Today is National Handwriting Day, and Tuesday is Compliment Day. MISDAKids wants you to use your best handwriting to create some beautiful letters or cards to encourage someone who could use cheering up. Grab your paper and pencils, and let’s get started.
Let's Get Juicin'
Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve." Let's follow his example this week as we go out being Missionaries for Jesus. January 15-21 is National Fresh Squeezed Juice Week. It's time to work on our service and squeeze up a cup of juice for someone you love.
RAISIN You Up in Prayer
What better way to start the new year than to let someone know you're praying for them! Print these tags, and tape them to a pack of raisins. Mail them to a friend, give them to a neighbor, or visit a church member who you haven't seen in a while. Pray with them over the phone or in person and let them know that you have put them on your prayer list.