You and me and our kids exist to know God and make Him known, to make much of Jesus. There's a thousand things pulling our kids hearts in a thousand different directions most of which are emphasizing this life is all about them. It is essential we are intentional to help our kids see that Jesus and making Him known needs to be the center of life. The call to make disciples means locally with their friends and family but also expands to all nations. So the more we can put God's global vision in front of our kids hearts, eyes and mind the better. Here are nine resources to help do that.
1. KidsOfCourage.com Kids of Courage resources help parents and educators teach children ages 5 to 13 about persecuted Christians around the world, and provide opportunities for the children to serve and pray for them.
2. KidsOnMission.com Kids On Mission (KOM) is a plug-in resource designed to add a global missions element into your current curriculum or ministry programming. Every KOM missions package provides what you need to get children involved in missions right where you are. An easy to use leader’s guide directs you through each missions experience incorporating videos, fun activity sheets and hands-on serving opportunities.
3. WorldChangerKids.org The mission of World Changer Kids is to raise up the next generation of Christian missionaries by mobilizing and equipping children to focus their life around fulfilling the Great Commission to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to all peoples on the face of the earth wherever God may call them to go.
4. 4to14window.com The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group from age four to fourteen years old, which is the most open and receptive to every form of spiritual and developmental input. The 4/14 Window Movement is a global missions movement. They help churches and families build strategy, community and resources for empowering the next generation of Christian leaders. Their goal is to support churches in every nation to Reach, Rescue, Root, and Release children into relationship with Jesus Christ and His ministry around the world.
5. Wycliffe.org Free downloadable resources to use with kids.
6. TheWildBrothers.com The video adventures of four young boys of missionaries.
7. QuestforCompassion.org The purpose of Quest for Compassion is to educate your children about global poverty and help them develop a heart for the poor around the world. When children understand poverty, they grow into compassionate adults.
8. Torch Lighters Faith Heros DVD's. Cartoon missionary tales made for kids.
9. Hero's Series. Word puzzles, young reader books, coloring pages and unit studies of famous missionaries.
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10. CaravanFriends.org Their mission is to lead kids on a journey of discovery, prayer and obedience — to make Jesus known among the nations!
11. Perspectives Journey As a student or alumni, you can now easily include your family in the Perspectives experience with The Journey. The Journey is made up of 15 biblical studies full of inspiring activities, thought provoking discussion points, and actionable ideas that correspond with your Perspectives lessons. Designed by parents, The Journey lessons are one-pagers full of ownable concepts that have been crafted to help you shape your family into World Christians.
Laura, the founder of Missional Women is married and has five kids, two of whom are adopted. Laura and her husband have been missionaries to college students for 13 years serving with Master Plan Ministries where she is the Women's Development Coordinator. Laura has authored 5 books, including an award winning 12 week Bible Study on First Samuel, Beholding Him, Becoming Missional, Reach; How to Use Your Social Media Influence for the Glory of God, and A Devotional Journey through Judges, a devotional to accompany the free online Bible study at TheBookofJudges.com. You can find her on facebook,twitter, pinterest, youtube, instagram and her author site.
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