June 2022 childrens blog summer ministry
Missions Discipleship

Help Kids Tap into New Summer Missions Opportunities

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

As a children’s missions leader, you can equip them to do missions, serve with them in their communities, and send them on new adventures.

Equip your children to understand missions:

  • Encourage your church to send children to your state convention’s summer missions camp for children. Weeklong or weekend missions camps are a fun way to help kids grow deeper in their relationships with God while learning all about missionaries and what God is doing around the world.
  • Host a mission sleepover at your church or in the home of a church member. Take time to learn about a particular missionary, culture, or people group. Spend time working on a missions project during the event.
  • Host a one-day missions celebration. Find a local ministry or church plant and create an event to teach about this ministry, its missionaries, and its needs. Include a service project during the event to benefit the ministry.

Serve with your children:

  • Host Backyard Bible Clubs in neighborhoods surrounding your church, in a local park, or with a local church plant.
  • Assist local food pantries, clothes closets, or women and children’s shelters with reorganizing their facilities, cleaning, or restocking.
  • Gather school supplies, child-size clothing and shoes, or toiletries, and donate them to your local schools.
  • Choose a day each month to host an event at a local park for children, and include a gospel message.

Send your children out:

  • Encourage kids to go on a missions trip with their families.
  • Schedule prayerwalks in your community, and promote these days to your entire church.
  • Find local ministries that might need volunteers for the summer, and provide a list of these ministries to your kids. Encourage families to spend time volunteering over the summer.