Cayman Islands Conference
Children & Adolescents Ministries
Children & Adolescents Ministries Departmental Director
Mrs. Cereta McDonald
Children and Adolescents Ministries Statement of Philosophy
Christ’s mandate to feed the lambs (John 21:5) and to let the children come to Him (Mark 10:13,14) commissions the Church to evangelise children and to nurture their spiritual growth. The Department of Children’s Ministries is committed to equipping, facilitating, and coordinating a broadening and deepening of the Church’s spiritual nurture of children, in order to draw them into a close relationship with Christ and commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. “Too much cannot be placed upon the early training of children. The lessons learned, the habits formed, during the years of infancy and childhood, have more to do with the formation of the character and the direction of the life than have all the instruction and training of after years.”—MH 380. The mission of the Children’s Ministries Department is to guide the children toward a loving relationship and service with Jesus so they could be converted into His disciples. –Condense from the Inter-American Division Working Policy, 2018-2019, p. 291.