At the Alliance we’re passionate about people and reaching them with the love of Jesus — and kids are some of God’s most precious people. Why is it important to reach kids?
We’ve known for a number of years that statistically speaking people are most receptive to the gospel as children. By the age of 5 a child’s lifelong concept of God has been formed. That’s right, 5. And before the age of 12 they are at their most receptive to God. The window of opportunity to reach kids is now. Read on for some of the latest articles and information designed to expand your reach as a KidMin leader.
Recent KidMin Articles
Originally published on July 13, 2018 at www.melissajmacdonald.com For the last 7 summers I have done camp ministry. I travel from camp to camp as a speaker to kids. I love it. By the end of this summer I will have done a total of 39 camps in 7 years. Yes, I absolutely love the […]Read more of this story
When Encouragement Shows Up
Do you have days when you need a little encouragement? Recently, I looked back over my pastoral career serving children and families. I wondered, What returns are there for all the effort—the cookies, story times, costumes, murals, songs? Truthfully, I was tired. I not only was looking for encouragement; I also lacked energy to go […]Read more of this story
How would you feel if the community labeled you with your weakest trait? Suppose you were in the grocery store and a familiar voice called out: “Hey, it’s Mr. Can’t-Dance” or “Mrs. Bad-at-Math!” How would you feel? As a teacher in Uruguay I found myself wondering how to inspire fourth grade boys to reach out […]Read more of this story
The Orphan Crisis and The Church: Taking Our Positions in the Field
Two years ago, as I was reading Larry Bergeron’s Journey to the Fatherless, the Lord opened my eyes and my heart to the plight of the orphan. I was wrecked! That day I told God I would do whatever He desired of me to help His children. The Lord has since called me to raise […]Read more of this story