Courage 4 the day:
Weekly live episodes (Monday & Friday) to bring courage and hope to men, women & singles.
www.Youtube.com: OCSDA Connect Ministries
Courage 4 the day! Student Edition:
Weekly episodes with short devotionals and fun object lessons for students in Kindergarten to Gr. 8
www.Youtube.com: Courage 4 the day! Student Edition
Weekly episodes for men, focusing on leadership, mentorship & service.
www.Youtube.com: OCSDA Connect Ministries
General Conference Children’s Ministry:
Here are a few resources we’ve gathered to help with different ideas that you can do at home with your children. There are some great ideas for virtual churches and parents.
General Conference Family Ministry: Find relevant Real Talk episodes & resources for families.
North American Family Ministries: Resource links & “A Word for Your Family” video clips from NAD Family Ministries Directors Drs. Consuegra.
Fuller Youth Institute: Digital Resources in one place to help you stay connected and make your online ministry meaningful.
The Kindness Challenge: The 30-Day Kindness Challenge is a much-needed movement of kindness led by many influential organizations. 89% of relationships improve if you pick a person with whom you want a better relationship; then for 30 days: Say nothing negative about that person – either to them or about them to anyone else. Each day find one positive thing you can praise or affirm about that person and tell them and tell someone else. Each day, do one small act of kindness or generosity for them.
Thriving in Love & Money: Social researchers Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn, fresh off a three-year national research project on love and money, offer data-driven expert advice in Thriving in Love & Money: 5 Game-Changing Insights About Your Relationship, Your Money, and Yourself (March 2020, Bethany House). Their analysis demystifies the tension between love and money and reveals how money issues can actually strengthen a relationship. Free assessment tools & resources!
Protect Young Minds: Resources for talking to your children about internet safety and pornography.
Growing Together Church: Family centered Sabbath School curriculum to foster intergenerational worship.
Focus on the Family (Canada): Specific resources to strengthen your faith, marriage and encourage your parenting.
*Because of the rise of domestic & child abuse cases during COVID-19, please share these resources with your team & church community.
Kids Help Phone: 24/7 national service offering professional counselling, information, referrals and volunteer-led, text-based support for young people, in both English & French.
School Mental Health Ontario: Working together with Ontario school districts to support student mental health. Jack.org & Kids Help Phone joined forces to provide a mental health resource hub during COVID-19 for youth.
Boost For Kids: Resources for families and children. Boost for Kids is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and violence through education, awareness, and collaboration with our community partners.
Kristen French Children’s Advocacy Centre Niagara: Child Advocacy Centres (CACs) are child-focused centres that provide a trauma-informed, coordinated approach to investigation, intervention, treatment & prosecution in child abuse cases.
Association of Native Child & Family Services Agencies of Ontario: ANCFSAO is an association of Indigenous child and family well-being agencies mandated to build a better life for all Indigenous children through promoting the delivery of culturally-based services.
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: This non-profit organization provides free, 24-hour, 7-day-a-week crisis counselling, emotional support, information and referrals via telephone to women in up to 200 languages- completely anonymous and confidential.
24 hr crisis line (Ontario): 1-866-863-0511
24 hr crisis line (Toronto): 416-863-0511
Ending Violence Canada: Ending Violence Association of Canada (EVA CAN) is a national non-profit organization whose main purpose is to educate and respond to gender based violence at the national level.
The Denise House: Providing emergency shelter for women and children.
24 hr crisis line: 1-800-263-3725 or 905-728-7311
Redwood Shelter: Provides a safe haven and support services for women and children in abusive situations.
24 hr crisis line: 416-533-8538
Shoppers Drug Mart: In partnership with SilverCloud Health (digital mental health platform), a stress management program is free to all Canadians till June 15.
Counselling Listing: A working list of Adventist & Christian therapists in Ontario is available upon request.