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Mission Education for Children

Missions for Children

Nazarene Missions International is committed to involving children in the mission of the church.


Did you Know?

  • The basic traits of a child's character are formed before age 6.
  • Major interests in life are taking permanent shape by age 12.
  • According to the George Barna Research Group, children between the ages of 5 and 13 have a 32 percent probability of accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior. That likelihood drops to 4 percent for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18.
  • Children are most likely to hear God's call to full-time Christian ministry (missionaries, ministers, etc.) between the ages of 4-14. (Christianity Today) Missiologists refer to this period of time as the "4/14 Window".


Why involve kids in missions?

  • Children are sensitive to God. They can begin learning about God's heart for missions at an early age.
  • Children easily understand the concept of compassion.
  • We must sow the seeds of mission interest at an early age if we expect to reap missionary recruits and strong mission supporters in the years ahead.


Activities for Children

Print the following activities for children. Include them as bulletin (worship folder) inserts, use them as lesson activities, or just give them to your kids for fun. They're also a great way to occupy children on road trips.

  Ideas for Involving Children in

  Let The Children Stay

  People Group Prayer Cards
      Game Ideas

  JESUS Bracelets Provide a
       Witnessing Tool

  Caleb's KCRD Birthday Party

  Reading Incentives for All Ages

  Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader

  Ten Steps in Praying for Children

  Because We Prayed

  Using Technology to Personalize
        Missions for Children

  Another Creative Way to Use the
       CME Curriculum

  Valentines for Jesus

  Dimes in December

  Children See Jesus

  Helping Children Develop

  The World Needs Jesus - Maze
  Africa World Areas - Wordsearch
  Missionary Servants
  311 "GOL" Soccer Balls

  Children Can Volunteer, Too!
  Searching for Africa ( Solution)
  Stop and Pray Maze (No solution
  Special Message (Solution)
  The Great Commission Plan
  Ministers Around the World (Solution)
  Culture Crossword Puzzle for Kids

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Children's Alabaster Box
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1-800-877-0700 (toll-free)