Junior Soldier Renewal Day 2016
Junior Soldiers can be used as a small group discipleship material for children, or as curriculum for your Kids Church or Sunday School.
Junior Soldier Renewal day gives Junior Soldiers an opportunity to really think again about the promise that they've signed, linking it to their everday living.
It's so exciting see Junior Soldiers worshipping God. It's also good for Junior Soldiers to see adults worshipping God.
Junior Soldier Renewal day is scheduled on the Territorial calendar for Sunday, 7 August 2016. Your corps may choose to celebrate with a service or include the Renewal Day segment and/or theme on a different date, but the important thing is that all Junior Soldiers have a chance to review their promise and be supported by the wider church-family in their discipleship journey.
The theme this year is 'Clean Hands-Pure Heart' based on part of the Junior Soldier Promise - To lead a life that is clean in thought, word and deed. This part of the promise is not about doing 'good deeds' it is about living a life where our 'deeds are clean and pure.' We all need Jesus' help to live a life that is pure in every area.
This Renewal service is accompanied by a gift for each child. The gift this year is a hand sanitiser that reminds the children of the key verse.
Each Renewal Day item comes with a Junior Soldiers Renewal Card which contains the Junior Soldier Promise. There is also a Big Bud Renewal Card for each of the Big Buds/Prayer Pals. (This year we have used the Southern Territory's Renewal Day resources and the Renewal Cards for Big Buds/Prayer Pals. [These cards only have the words Big Buds on the card due to different language across the two Territories.]).
You can download the following Renewal notes and Powerpoint slide to help you celebate:
- Renewal Day Notes
- PowerPoint slide "The Junior Soldier Promise"
- PowerPoint slide "Renewal Day Benedition"
The appropriate amount of hand sanitisers and Junior Soldier and Big Buds cards will be sent out to the corps in time for Renewal Day on the 7 August 2016.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require extra hand sanitiser and/or Junior Soldier cards.