This Missions Handbook is a practical tool to help churches mobilize their kids to be active in missions work locally, as well as stateside missions trips to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ! This is the Great Commission!
Use this handbook as a tool to help you think through all the details involved in planning missions outreaches and events. Remember that involving kids in missions work is the primary focus. Start small and build and grow your team. You will see God do amazing things in and through the lives of every kid involved.
Why Outreach/Missions Trips for Kids?
For the Kids:
Scripture has no age requirement when it comes to spreading the “Good News” of Jesus. Involving kids in outreach and missions work lays a foundation that will be instilled in them for the rest of their lives. As a church, it is our responsibility to partner with parents to help train kids and teach them strong Christian habits. Participating in missions giving and missions work is a Christian value every believer needs to be doing. Plus, if given the opportunity, kids are AMAZING and will rise to the challenge, making a huge impact in our world.
For the Local Church:
Involving kids in outreach and missions work builds the body of Christ. Training and growing a strong team will help empower the local church to accomplish its purpose, whether that be home or away. Plus, kids working hard will inspire adults to work hard. It will allow families to minister together and grow spiritually together.
For the Outreach/Mission:
This will allow the unsaved to see that the church cares about them and loves them. The lost will be given the opportunity to meet Jesus and begin a lifelong journey with Him. It will also provide a BIG blessing for the ministry you partner with, giving hands and feet to accomplish the work God is calling His church to do.