Expo trains faith shapers in Fiji

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Wainibuka, Fiji

Children’s Ministries leaders from across Fiji gathered at Navesau Adventist High School in late August for a four-day Faith Shaper expo.

It is always a blessing to help leaders and parents to shape lifelong faith. Fiji has enthusiastic and competent children’s leaders.

The program was organised by Marica Tokalau and Millie Macdonald, with Children’s Ministries directors Julie Weslake (South Pacific Division) and Pastor Daron Pratt (North New South Wales Conference) serving as guest presenters.

Mrs Weslake and Pastor Pratt ran workshops on each of the “seven essential experiences” to shaping lifelong faith in children and teenagers.

Also on hand was mother and musician Kylie Stacey (from NSW), who taught attendees a number of interactive and intergenerational songs from her book Playful Worship.
 

Mrs Weslake said both adults and children responded well to the program. Local Children’s Ministries leaders were also given resources to help them run evangelism program for children.

“It is always a blessing to help leaders and parents to shape lifelong faith,” said Julie Weslake. “Fiji has enthusiastic and competent children’s leaders.”
 

Children’s Ministries leaders from Australia and Fiji came together for the expo.

Similar training events were also recently held in Samoa and Papua New Guinea. To learn more about the “Faith Shaper” initiative visit the SPD’s Children’s Ministries website.