Children's Ministry News
The vision that fuels our work in Children’s Ministries grows out of Jesus’ words in Mark 10:14, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” In the midst of a consuming ministry to adults, Jesus regularly ministered to children. We believe the future of the church depends on effective ministry to children today. Children’s Ministries—connecting a new generation with Jesus Christ giving children HOPE and WHOLENESS and opportunities for WORSHIP and MINISTRY. Kidz First is the quadrennial theme. A ministry plan with mission and vision statements born out of prayer, scripture, and study provides the infrastructure and the vehicle for communicating and implementing this theme. Children’s Ministries’ goal for Kidz First is to keep before the Church of the Nazarene the needs of children.
Children’s Ministries’ mission statement:
To partner with those who minister with children, by encouraging, educating, and equipping.
They are also dedicated to the vision statement:
In the face of twenty-first century challenges, the church must strengthen its commitment to reach every child and family possible, teach them effectively, win them to Christ as early as the Holy Spirit gives opportunity, disciple them, and empower them to be disciple makers. Children’s Ministries is here to assist with this critical task as the local children’s ministries coordinates a unified ministry that reaches out to unchurched children and meets the spiritual needs of children from birth to age 12.
Children’s Ministries—connecting a new generation with Jesus Christ giving children HOPE and WHOLENESS and opportunities for WORSHIP and MINISTRY.
Kidz First is the quadrennial theme. A ministry plan with mission and vision statements born out of prayer, scripture, and study provides the infrastructure and the vehicle for communicating and implementing this theme. Children’s Ministries’ goal for Kidz First is to keep before the Church of the Nazarene the needs of children.
Our 2TALK42 Team will be leading a workshop on Sat. July 28, 9:30am at Brooktondale Camp. This is a great opportunity for all ministry leaders and volunteers who want to challenge themselves and their teams with assessing where your ministry is at, how you got there & where to go from there.
Kids Reaching Kids
The Bible records 23 times when Jesus performed miraculous physical healings during the time he walked as one of us on Earth. Jesus had compassion on those who had physical needs, and with his very hands, he healed them.
Inspired by Jesus’ Compassion and through the power of His Spirit, the Bible also tells of a number of instances when His disciples also performed miraculous physical healings.
Christians believe that Jesus still performs miraculous physical healings today. For any child who is sick and suffering from an illness or who may have been injured, receiving adequate medical care from the hands of one of his disciples can bring about miraculous results in their lives.
Both the medicines that help treat children in need, as well as the medical personnel who receive the necessary medical training and education, can be an extension of Jesus’ hands. Together, they can be the instrument that Jesus uses to perform his miracles in the lives of children all across the globe.
It is estimated that each year that nine million children worldwide under the age of five die from preventable diseases. Even in the United States recent studies have found that nearly 1,000 children will die every year due to a lack of proper health care.
By joining the 2011-2012 Kids Reaching Kids Mission Offering Project, His Hands, you can be an extension of Jesus’ hands and help provide much needed medicine, medical supplies, and medical care for children all over the world.
When children support His Hands, they share in the same compassion that led Jesus to reach out time and time again with His hands to heal those with physical needs. Children become an extension of Jesus’ healing hands, and they become part of a miraculous effort to children in need.
Upstate District GOAL: Every Church Participating!
Please send your offering in time to be received by September 30, 2012. Send your offerings to:
Children's Ministries International