Schools Ministry Sunday – Christ in the School Zone
Each year ACT churches are invited to celebrate Schools Ministry Sunday (SMS). They devote part of their worship service to acknowledge and pray for the new school year and all those involved – staff, volunteers, parents and children. Churches are invited to pray especially for school ministry organisations in the ACT and the valuable service they provide in schools: Christian Education in Schools (CEIS), Catholic Life, Kids Hope Aus, The Salvation Army, School Chaplaincy ACT, Scripture Union ACT, Young Life, Fusion and breakfast clubs.
CEIS nominates the Sunday at the end of the first week of school for SMS each year. In 2018 this is Sunday February 11 but churches are encouraged to choose any suitable Sunday. Of special significance in 2018 is that Sunday February 11 is also the designated National Day of Prayer for School Chaplaincy. The resources below are provided to assist with church participation in SMS. Please contact the CEIS office should you wish to request a staff member for a CEIS presentation on SMS or another Sunday through the year.
Schools Ministry Sunday – resources
- SMS PowerPoint prayer
- SMS spoken prayer
- SMS Worship Ideas to help with your service
- SMS church bulletin to copy and distribute
- Request for bulk copies of the CEIS brochure (brochures include a donation form for tax-deductible receipt)
- Online form for depositing retiring offering
- CEIS video
Our thanks to Streamline Creative for the SMS graphics.