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.

Focus on the Positive

It is a new year in missions education for children. You are excited—until you encounter new challenges. Maybe you have fewer leaders, a new time frame, conflicting schedules, a smaller budget for resources, or new church leadership with new ideas.

Families on Mission: Volunteering at a Local Food Bank

As a youth pastor, I am always looking for opportunities to include families in ministry. Family involvement is crucial in the spiritual growth of children. Part of that spiritual growth begins when children begin to think with a missions mindset—from inward to outward thinking.

Global Hunger Relief

Malnutrition was a foreign concept to me, literally. I never skipped a meal, so I certainly didn’t know what it was like to be truly hungry.

Global Hunger Relief: Helping Children Respond

Each October, Southern Baptists work together to focus on Global Hunger Relief and respond to the issues of hunger in the United States and around the world. 100% of all gifts to the Global Hunger Relief offering go directly toward meeting hunger needs.

Creating a Safe Learning Environment for Children Who Learn Differently

When we create learning environments for missions education, we often forget to plan for children who learn differently. Many preparations for children who learn differently are easy to include in the classroom, but there may be some that you haven’t considered.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Emotional Conflict

Sometimes you will have a child in your ministry whom you do not feel equipped to handle because you haven’t been trained in that area. Volunteers in churches working with children with disabilities often feel this way.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Tips for including Children with Autism in Missions

The diagnosis of children on the spectrum of autism has increased dramatically in the past few years. Currently, 1 in every 59 children has been diagnosed with some type of autism. Boys are 4 times as likely as girls to have autism (1 in every 42 boys has been diagnosed).

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: ADHD

If you’ve taught children in any capacity, you’ve probably encountered a child with ADHD—the child who can’t sit still or the one who blurts out the answer even when you’ve repeatedly asked him to wait for his turn. Sometimes, your patience wins out and you successfully finish your lesson.

Getting to Know Appalachia

How much do you know about Appalachia? Do you know where it is located? Who lives there? The ministry needs that are found there?

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