The purpose of the Missionary Church Children's Ministries is "to establish in every Missionary Church a children's ministry committed to winning, building, and equipping children for Jesus Christ and enabling parents/care-givers to teach God's Word in daily living." (Deut. 6:6-7)
We believe that the biblical purpose of children's ministry is to reach and disciple children for Jesus Christ. "To reach," means to evangelize. It isn't simply inviting unchurched children to an activity planned for Christians, but rather, the planning of specific programs geared to attract unsaved children to a clear presentation of the gospel. "To disciple" is to minister to a child at his/her own level of spiritual interest with the intent of moving him/her to the next level.
An important, and often neglected, role of children's ministry is the equipping of children for ministry. Frequently children's ministry is viewed as something done by adults to children. A vital element of discipleship is equipping people to serve. Children have the ability to minister to other people at various levels. Children can learn responsibility, become involved in service, and begin to reach their peers for Jesus Christ.
An effective children's ministry also plays a vital role in enabling parents/caregivers to fulfill their responsibility as God's primary resource for reaching and discipling children. As the church enables and cooperates with parents/caregivers, biblical concepts and principles can effectively be reinforced in daily living.
Let's Explore Our Faith is a children's catechism. This publication has been updated and may be downloaded. You have permission to duplicate lessons as needed.
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Let's Explore Our Faith:
Glossary of Key Words
Lesson 1: God and His Word
Lesson 2: What is God Like?
Lesson 2: (Cards)
Lesson 3: God the Father
Lesson 4: God the Son
Lesson 5: God the Holy Spirit
Lesson 6: Man: Created and Fallen
Lesson 7: Man: Redeemed
Lesson 8: Bible Study
Lesson 9: Prayer
Lesson 10: The Church
Lesson 11: The Missionary Church - My Church
Lesson 12: The Return of Christ
Lesson 12: (Overheads) When Will the Rapture Happen?