“Whatever you did for one of the least of these, my little ones, you did it for me.” MATTHEW 25:40

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved in serving your local and global community. Check out some of the initiatives below or talk to your local pastor or conference about getting help with starting a new initiative!

STORMCo

STORM Company is a short-term mission adventure. It is based on five foundations that present a radical example of Christianity in action. STORMCo teams are trained for service. They enter a community and ask for a place to stay and a job to do. Team members volunteer their own time and finance; they commit to strict discipline and hard work. Their goal is to live out the legacy of service modelled by Jesus Christ.

STORMCo is an acronym that stands for Service To Others Really Matters Company.

Read this article on the STORMCo story to get a better picture: STORMCo: An Introduction to Adventure in Service

Please contact the VicYouth office for contact details of group leaders if you wish to participate in one of the trips. If you are interested in starting one of your own, call (03) 9264 7742 or email vicyouth@adventist.org.au

To access leaders resources, visit the google drive folder.

Visit the South Pacific Division STORMCo site at https://youth.adventistchurch.com/storm-co/

ADRA

ADRA’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended. Be an agent for change! Join thousands of generous individuals volunteering their time and talents to support people and communities in need. Visit https://www.adra.org.au/ to get in contact and register your interest as a volunteer in your local community. For information and updates on upcoming ADRA Connections trips, visit https://www.adraconnections.org/ or https://adra-connections.org/

 

Adventist Volunteers

The mission of the General Conference Adventist Volunteer Center is to assist the Seventh-day Adventist® Church in the proclamation of the gospel to all peoples through the ministry of Adventist Volunteers, matching talents, gifts, resources and professional expertise with defined needs. Adventist Volunteers can get you connected with short term assignments (anywhere from one day to two months) or long term assignments (two months and one day to two years, or longer). A volunteer might serve in a variety of positions, from Pastoral/Evangelism to English Language Schools, to Construction or Medical. Visit https://www.adventistvolunteers.org/ to see the full list of callings and get connected.

Please note that you must be over 18 and a baptized member of the Adventist Church in order to qualify.

Global Youth Day

The vision of GYD is to recapture the reality of Adventist youth as a global movement mobilized for service, contributing to the proclamation of the everlasting gospel and ushering in the second coming of Jesus Christ. There is a lot more to religious faith than simply going to church and listening to sermons. The true practice of religion involves the revelation of God’s love in living out Jesus’s gospel commission as He bade us to before He ascended to heaven: through all manners of selfless acts that point a desperately needy world to the ultimate hope of the better world He has made possible for us. Grounded in the concluding words of Jesus in the parable of the Good Samaritan, “Go and do likewise” (Luke 10:25-37), the theme of the Global Youth Day is “Be the sermon.”

Start planning for Global Youth Day and Youth Week of Prayer ahead of time, and contact your pastor or conference youth leader to see what projects your church will be involved in on this day.

There are plenty of great resources for you and your youth group to use at
https://www.gcyouthministries.org/events-and-projects/global-youth-day-gyd/ and
https://www.gcyouthministries.org/resources/week-of-prayers/