Tag Archive for Kids

THUMB Coloring Book

Here’s a great prayer tool to engage your kids in interceding for children around the world who have limited or no access to the gospel.  This coloring book has 25 beautiful line drawings of children, five from each of the THUMB [tribal, Hindu, unreligious (atheist), Muslim, and Buddhist] religious blocs. Each drawing includes the name […] Read more →

Fabric Map Prayer Activities-Part 2

Here are three more children’s prayer activities you can do using the world fabric map. Beanbag Toss Materials: fabric world map, beanbag Directions: Lay the map on the floor. Have children sit or stand around the map. Choose a child to toss the beanbag onto the map. Read the name of the country where the […] Read more →

Fabric Map Prayer Activities-Part 1

Need a world map to use for your children’s mission activities? This colorful fabric map is light, portable, and will do the trick in most cases.  It’s 3 x 5 foot, a good size to use with groups. Whether I’m doing an activity with my church kids or packing for an overseas ministry trip, this […] Read more →

My Awesome God Bible storybook

I just received a new Bible storybook that is great for preschoolers and beginning readers.  My Awesome God includes 200 Bible stories with an equal representation from both the Old and New Testament. I appreciate that this storybook goes beyond the most popular Bible accounts, giving a well-rounded picture of God’s word. For example, it […] Read more →

Helping Kids Process and Respond to Disasters

Earthquakes in Haiti, tsunamis in Japan, floods in New Zealand … how can we talk to our children about disasters and their impact? World Vision’s communications and media staff offer eight suggestions. To these ideas, I would add the following: 9. Encourage children to take their fears and concerns to a loving heavenly father. Share […] Read more →

Children and the Cape Town Commitment: Part 2

The Cape Town Commitment came out of the Lausanne meetings last October. The document includes two sections — a confession of faith and a call to action. Here’s the call to action concerning children from Part 2, Section 5. We commit ourselves to: A)    Take children seriously, through fresh biblical and theological enquiry that reflects […] Read more →

Children and the Cape Town Commitment: Part 1

Last October, 4,000 leaders from more than 200 countries attended The Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. Through discussions and prayer, participants sought God’s direction to discern where the Church should invest its efforts and energies to most effectively respond to Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples of all […] Read more →

World Water Day

Tuesday, March 22 is World Water Day. This international observance draws attention to the water, sanitation, and hygiene crisis worldwide. What does this mean for us as followers of Jesus? The Bible has a lot to say about those of us who are blessed assisting those who are not so blessed. Check out Proverbs 3:27 […] Read more →

Molly’s Adventures in Missions

Is your church starting to promote and recruit for summer short-term mission trips? Mine is. We have a combination of international ministry, cross-cultural ministry within our own country, and local inner-city outreach events. Most trips are geared for high schoolers and adults. A few are appropriate for children and their families. I have a hunch […] Read more →

Mission Websites for Kids

My church just finished our annual mission emphasis events. This year’s theme was “imissions” and teaching focused on how missionaries use technology to advance the gospel. I work with the 1st-4th graders throughout the year to keep missions in the forefront of their minds and hearts.  Because kids are so computer savvy (and because our […] Read more →