Children's Leaders

How to Lead a Child to Christ

Leading a child to Christ is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. It can also be intimidating. Remember that, while God has called you to share this message, it’s the work of the Holy Spirit that leads a child to give his or her life to Christ.

Measure Learning

Have you ever wondered just how much kids are learning in your missions group each week? Use this guide to help you gauge just how much of the fun is really helping to shape missional lifestyles. Circle the number that reflects your answer to each statement below:

Why "Missions Lifestyle"?

As leaders, it's our goal to ensure kids are "developing a missions lifestyle." But what does "missions lifestyle" mean? And, how do we know if this concept is being applied in a child's life?

What Does It Mean to Take Up Your Cross?

Mark 8:34 records, "Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: 'Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me'" (NIV). 

Back to School FEST

It’s time to get things revved back up for a new year. Why not consider a festive approach? Here are some ideas to excite your returning kids and interest new recruits:

Tips for Planning Your Next Lesson

Each week, children's missions leaders read a multi-page lesson and choose what will fit their group, their church, and their community. Some leaders always choose the same pieces of the lesson to teach.

Children’s Missions Open House

Coming attractions, sneak peeks, and previews—we all want to feel like a part of a select group of people who have an insider's view of what's to come. Use that desire to your advantage and plan an Open House for your children's missions group. 

Making Stories Stick

Remember when we talked about asking head, heart, and hands questions after telling your Bible or mission story to children?

Don't Sit Still. It's Summer!

Summer is the perfect time to break from routine and help kids tap into new missions opportunities.

Missions Camp: A Lasting Impact

Nearly 15 years ago, I stepped into a place that would soon become one of my favorite places on the planet. There were no TVs or cell phones—just the excitement of young girls ready for an amazing week. This place I have come to love is the girls’ missions camp in Farmington, Maine.

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