Each Sabbath morning, Sabbath schools for each age group welcome children to an hour of active learning geared to their stage of faith development. These classes provide faith-shaping experiences for newborns through adolescents.
Children's Sabbath Schools
Beginners: birth–2 years old
Kindergarten: 3–5 years old
Primary: 6–9 years old (grades 1–4)
Juniors: 10–11 years old (grade 5–6)
Earliteen: 12–13 years old (grades 7–8)
Youth: grades 9–12
To learn more about GraceLink, the Christ-centered, Bible-based, child-friendly Sabbath school curriculum produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, click here.
Pathfinders are a worldwide organization of young people sponsored by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, though young people of any religious persuasion, or none at all, are welcome and encouraged to join the organization.
Pathfinders are for those who are in the fifth (5th) grade or it is equivalent through the eighth (8th) grade. 5th and 6th graders are often referred to as "Junior" pathfinders, and 7th and 8th graders are often referred to as "Teen" Pathfinders.
Club meeting Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
The Pathfinder experience is divided into the following classes, with the Master Guide class as the highest accomplishment one can achieve in Pathfinder:
The Adventurer Program was created to assist parents in their important responsibilities as the child's primary teachers and evangelizers. The program aims to strengthen the parent/child relationship and to further
the child's development in spiritual, physical, mental and social areas. Throughout the Adventurer Program the church, home and school can work together with the parent to develop a mature, happy child.
The Adventurer Club provides a fun and creative ways for children:
To develop a Christ-like character;
To experience the joy and satisfaction of doing things well;
To express their love for Jesus in a natural way;
To learn good sportsmanship and strengthen their ability to get along with others;
To discover their God-given abilities and to know how to use them to benefit self and serve others,
To improve their understanding of what makes families strong.
Because Jesus loves me, I will always do my best.
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
Jesus can help me to
Program is designed for children in Pre-K through 4th grade:
Little Lambs - Pre-K
Eager Beavers - Kindergarten
Busy Bees - First Grade
Sun Beams – Second Grade
Builders – Third Grade
Helping Hands - Fourth Grade
Adventurers offer a wide range of learning experiences to shape positive values and enable young people to reach their full potential. The program includes both indoor and outdoor/nature activities which create self-confidence and an appreciation of God's creation.
Our Adventurer Club gets together on Saturday afternoons from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
For more information about joining our Adventurers Club, call the Linden Seventh-day Adventist Church at
(718) 527-4072. You're more than welcome to join us!
Welcome to Youth Ministry at Linden!
The Youth Ministry Department at the Linden SDA Church exists to Nurture, train, and inspire young people to live a balanced life, serve their church, win souls, and have a closer relationship with Jesus.
Our youth comprise the most valuable resource in the church. For us to achieve our goal to take the gospel to the entire world, we need their creativity, energy, and risk-aversion. The innovative and energetic forces of our young people, however, need to be harnessed and constructively directed for God! Our congregation recognizes the unique gifts and abilities of each member and seeks to utilize this amazing variety to bless others. Paul says:” There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all” 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (New King James Version)
Here at Linden, we seek to equip a changing generation of youth to share an unchanging gospel!
In His Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF MINISTRY AND ITS INITIATIVE
Adventist Youth on the Move, a new initiative started this year, is all about the young and young at heart giving back to the community through outreach, public service, providing food and clothing for the needy, and other various acts of goodwill.
AYOM is in keeping with the Linden Church motto “every member a minister” and the overarching church theme for the year #SpeakLife2020.
Our aim is to show the love of Christ in action that we may all become living gospels to our family, friends, and the community at large.
The purpose: The purpose of AYOM is to lead young people in, fostering their faith in Jesus Christ and reach their God giving potential and drawing them into responsible participation in the life, mission, and ministry of the Church.
Target Group: Young people ages 16-35 within our church and our community.
Initiative: Is to make the gospel of God appealing to our young people in this post-modern generation.
When: AYOM engages in outreach activity the third weekend every month. Please contact the AY leader for details and to get involved!
Health Ministries is not only about assisting our members with living healthier, happier lives; it is also about reaching out to the surrounding community. From demonstrating healthy principles at our Sabbath potluck to offering seminars on smoking cessation and stress-free living we want to provide lots of ways for people to lead healthy and happy lives.
“Many have expected that God would keep them from sickness merely because they have asked Him to do so. But God did not regard their prayers, because their faith was not made perfect by works. God will not work a miracle to keep those from sickness who have no care for themselves but are continually violating the laws of health, and make no efforts to prevent disease. When we do all we can on our part to have health, then may we expect that the blessed results will follow, and we can ask God in faith to bless our efforts for the preservation of health. He will then answer our prayer if His name can be glorified thereby. God will not work in a miraculous manner to preserve the health of persons who are taking a sure course to make themselves sick, by their careless inattention to the laws of health. Those who will gratify their appetite, and then suffer because of their intemperance, and take drugs to relieve them, may be assured that God will not interpose to save health and life which is so recklessly periled. The cause has produced the effect. Many, as their last resort, follow the directions in the word of God and request the prayers of the elders of the church for their restoration to health. God does not see fit to answer prayers offered on behalf of such, for He knows that if they should be restored to health, they would again sacrifice it upon the altar of unhealthy appetite.”
(Ellen White, Council on Diet and foods, P. 26; Gal. 6: 7-8)
“Many make a mistake in drinking cold water with their meals. Taken with meals, water diminishes the flow of the salivary glands; and the colder the water, the greater the injury to the stomach. Ice water or ice lemonade, drunk with meals, will arrest digestion until the system has imparted sufficient warmth to the stomach to enable it to take up its work again. Hot drinks are debilitating; and besides, those who indulge in their use become slaves to the habit. Food should not be washed down; no drink is needed with meals. Eat slowly, and allow the saliva to mingle with the food. The more liquid there is taken into the stomach with the meals, the more difficult it is for the food to digest; for the liquid must first be absorbed. Do not eat largely of salt; give up bottled pickles; keep fiery spiced food out of your stomach; eat fruit with your meals, and the irritation which calls for so much drink will cease to exist. But if anything is needed to quench thirst, pure water, drunk some little time before or after meal, is all that nature requires. Never take tea, coffee, beer, wine, or any spirituous liquors. Water is the best liquid possible to cleanse the tissues.” CD. 420