CEDAR Fund has cooperated with different churches and schools for years, through different meetings and activities, believers and students could know more about justice written in the Bible, integral mission, caring the society, poverty and other issues. If you also hope your group could learn these topics together and discuss how to respond in practice, you are welcome to invite use to lead these meetings.
CEDAR attached great importance to the foundation of the Bible, we hope the believers / students would have knowledge about poverty and integral mission mentioned in the Bible, and have reflection and action afterwards. Welcome churches and schools to invite us to worship or fellowship groups, preaching or leading Bible study.
The topic / scripture of the preach or Bible study can be set according to the church’s need, the followings are some relevant topics / scriptures:
- Neither poor nor rich (Proverbs 30:7-9, 10:22)
- Cancelling debt, willing to borrow (Deuteronomy 15:1-11)
- Land must not be sold permanently (Leviticus 25:1-28)
- Who is our neighbour? (Luke 10:25-37)
Arrange a series of special courses or Sunday schools create chance to discuss about the needs and situations of today’s world systematically with believers and students, in order to learn how to live with the identity and mission of Christians. Assisting churches / schools to set up groups in long term helps to continue paying attention towards the disadvantaged or other issues.
In churches or schools’ fellowships, small groups, children’s gatherings, lessons or other meetings, share CEDAR visions and ministries, also the current situation of poverty. The content includes: knowing the world’s poverty, the relationship between believe and poverty, discussing about disparity between the rich and poor, fair trade and ecological justice, etc.
Through the experience activities and the explanations after the activities, believers and students could experience the situation of living in poor areas, and increase everyone’s understanding and empathy towards the poor.
Through walking barefoot, and feel how the poor live and how they feel, with the explanations after the activity, people can know more about the situation of the poor.
The route of the walk can be set according to individual church/school’s situation.
The walk may set according to actual situation, cooperate with thematic experience activities, such “human trafficking”, “slums”, etc.
It may take around 1 to 1.5 hours.
I feel ashamed, I always unsatisfied with my life, but actually we should precious about what we have, because there is someone being more unfortunate.
Participant of “Barefoot Walk” (junior secondary school student)
Poverty experiencing activity
Through interactive play, virtual situation and group activities, enter the world of poverty, and feel the poor’s situation.
It may take around 1 to 1.5 hours.
There are a total of four activities – Find/Feel/Free/Follow, take roles of the poor farmers, and understand the feelings of the poor, and learn how to help them effectively.
It is separated into two parts, and each would take around 1 to 1.5 hours
Through the group activities and experience activities, “find” and “feel” what the poor lack of and need.
Through Bible study, know how Jesus “free” the poor from poverty, and think about how to learn by “follow” what Jesus do and care about the poor.
I know what I have to do in the coming days, which is help the people who are in need.
Participant of “F4 Guys” (junior secondary school student)
Picture book education sharing activity
- Through the book – “小希的月亮─戰火下的緬甸少女”, together with games, handicrafts, etc. activities, allows children knows God’s mind from the story about the main character’s live and handicrafts, in order to open their eyes to the whole world and think about the importance of peace and reconciliation.
- It may take around 1 to 1.5 hours.
I have read the book before, but when it was shared by the co-workers, it was different, the story was performed really vivid.
Children’s Sunday school teacher
If you are interested in invite sharing, or discussing the detailed arrangements of various sharing, you are welcome to call 2381 9627 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact with CEDAR’s co-workers.
 Please send the invitation at least one month before the meeting, for better arrangement.
 Free devote is encouraged. If you are using cheque, please mark it payable to “CEDAR Fund”.