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2018 Resource – Available now

Place an online order for the 2018 Children’s Resource material.

Pay online for your 2018 Children’s Resource materials in Sterling.

Pay online for your 2018 Children’s Resource materials in Euro.

The 2018 resource, Crossing Bridges, focuses on Egypt – introducing the country and sharing something of the work of the Diocese of Egypt. There’s a chance to raise funds to support the diocese in some of its mission projects.

The pack includes original material for four sessions, 
with DVD films and activity workbooks. The four Bible stories 
are set in Egypt and they each help develop the main themes 
of the resource: crossing over, making connections, forging friendships and making peace.

This year, we’ve made the full pack available in a paperless format – on a USB memory stick – allowing you to print off just what you need, without wasting paper. This paperless version is £5/€5 cheaper than the paper pack.

Resource Packs and additional material can be ordered from the CMSI offices or by completing this online form

The CMSI Children’s Resource

Every year, CMSI produces a Children’s Resource (also known as the ‘Annual Project’) for use by Sunday Schools, churches and school groups in Ireland.

The Objectives
By producing and promoting the Children’s Resource each year, CMSI seeks:

  1. 1. To help children and young people understand more about global mission.
  2. 2. To help inform and educate churches about the work of our Global Partners.
  3. 3. To educate children and young people about a particular country and share something about how the Church there is sharing God’s love.
  4. 4. To raise funds for a particular mission project of the featured Global Partner.

The Focus
The focus of the Children’s Resource changes each year – a different country, a different Global Partner, a different type of project. Recent projects include:
2011: Living Stones [Burundi]
2012: The Beautiful Gate [Nepal]
2013: All Things New [South Sudan]
2014: God’s Big Family [Special Edition highlighting all of our Global Partners]
2015: Little Lights [DR Congo]
2016: The Meeting Place [Uganda]
2017: Growing in God [Kenya]

The Resource Pack
We provide the following material with each Resource Pack:
Leaders’ Guide – including: background information on the country, the Global Partner and the project; guidelines on using the material; session outline for each age group; material for teens.
Children’s Workbooks – Material for four sessions for three different age groups, including: Country Information; Craft Activities; Memory Verses; Dramas and Games. Each session uses a themed Bible story. A single copy of each workbook is included in the pack – they are easy to photocopy. Additional workbooks are also available for purchase.
DVD – with four short films that help the children find out a bit more about the special focus of the resource. There’s also a slide show and DVD-ROM material.

Free Samples
You can view some of the material from the 2015 resource, Little Lights, by clicking on the appropriate links below.

Leaders’ Guide