One of the best ways for children to be involved in missions is by raising money for a specific need or missionary. The children in my church have helped to raise money for goats in Nepal, for children’s ministry supplies in Central America, and for a Christian kindergarten in Africa. The possibilities are endless. Contact a missionary or mission organization for ideas. Two great places to get ideas would be right here on the children.cogop.org website. Just click on Helping Hands 4 Kids. You could also contact the World Missions Department at globalcogop.org. It is always a good idea to have a specific project in mind. Children will work harder and give more if they know their purpose.
- Host a “shower” for a mission need. Decorate the area to match the country where you will be sending donations. Serve food from that particular country. Ask people to bring gifts of money.
- Create a movie by having the children share the need in a creative way! Share the movie at your church or on social media. Put children in charge of collecting donations from those who view the movie and wish to give.
- Encourage children to do extra chores to earn money.