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Posted on 04. May, 2011 by Jenny Funderburke.
Mitzi Eaker has put together a really neat project that is a very practical way for your childrenâ€™s ministry or your family to minister to kids who were impacted by last weekâ€™s tornadoes.Â There are so many kids in so many areas of the state.Â I love how easy and hands on this project is.Â Here is a brief description from the website:
â€œWe are asking that families and childrenâ€™s ministries across the country get involved by creating â€œBoxes of Hopeâ€ for children which will be distributed in disaster relief centers, emergency shelters, and area hospitals to storm victims. These boxes will contain a personal note to the children with scripture for encouragement, fun activities such as a coloring book, small toys or games, and a few toiletry items.… Read the rest
Posted on 29. Mar, 2011 by Jenny Funderburke.
When we thinkÂ missions in kidmin, often our default is: a) teach about foreign missionaries or b) collect money or “stuff” for missions.Â Both of these things are great!Â But I know in my life, I didn’t really “get” living on mission and serving others without DOING something.Â However, the other challenge is that it can be challenging to find projects that kids can do. Â While grown-ups can go paint a house, a kid will make a mess.
Here’s what we’ve learned about creating events/projects/trips that get kids outside of their own little worlds and living on mission:
- Kids want to serve.Â What happens when you say to a group, “I need a helper.”Â They’re knocking each other over to help.Â While kids are naturally selfish (as are adults!) they like to do stuff and when encountered with situations their hearts grow softer faster than adults’ hearts.
Posted on 07. Jan, 2010 by Kenny.
Be the Body (Serve)
We help kids realize that they are part of a collective body bigger than themselves and that through Godâ€™s power they can make a significant difference in the world for Christ.
Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
I’ve been working with my team in setting goals for 2010 and I’ve been thinking a lot about this area of service.… Read the rest