2012 Children's leader archives
BE His heart, His hands, His voice
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of Me will find it.’” (Matthew 16:24-25, HCSB)
Avery Claman (name changed) and his family have seen the boldness of believers in their town. His parents are Southern Baptist workers in a place where being a Christian can be dangerous. Though the Gospel is not always welcome there, the Clamans are obedient to do what God has asked them to do, because “we think that Jesus is still living and that He did die on the cross and that He did rise again and a lot of people don’t know that there,” Avery says.
The Clamans are not superheroes. Our task is no different than it is for missionaries and believers working in these tough places. We all have a role in global missions. Whether giving our time, our prayers, our money or our lives, God asks us to be obedient to follow Him, too.
These resources will help you lead children to BE His heart, hands and voice, no matter the cost.
Begin by watching the 2012 LMCO children's videos below and reading through the downloads and companion resources below.
Have only a few minutes, 20-30 minutes, or a whole hour to fill? Choose the children's resources that work best for your group.
Supplement learning with these additional children's resources. Check out these year-round children's missions resources below.
Downloads and companion resources - Resources that will work with any class format, size and schedule.
The resources below will work as short (10-15 minutes) teaching times or as longer missions experiences. Mix and match from the materials provided. Here are some suggestions:
Have only a few minutes?
Show one of the 2012 LMCO children's videos. Ask children how they can BE God's heart, hands and voice.
Have 20-30 minutes?
Show one of the 2012 LMCO children's videos and use the companion resources below. Let your children get excited about giving.
Have an hour to fill?
The No Matter the cost missions package provides an hour's worth of activities based on the video, Just a regular kid.
- No matter the cost focus verse
- Areas of persecution map
- Prayer tent photos
- You choose
- The rest of the story
- Lottie Moon quiz
- Take up my cross
- BE His heart, hands and voice newsletter
Bookmarks: Order these and let this colorful kid's bookmark serve as a reminder for each child that they can be His heart, His hands, and His voice. Also there is a space to allow the child to personalize how he/she plans to follow Jesus.
Other helpful resources
2012 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Media kit: Being delivered soon, it will include an individual leader guide for you, as well as for your pastor, your church’s missions leader and student’s leader. Each guide includes a DVD-ROM with downloadable video and other resources.
International Mission Study (Beijing): Learn more about the fascinating city of Beijing which to international tourists, is an amazing mix of ancient palaces and great walls, modern architecture and technology, fascinating sights and smells.This booklet is designed for children who participate in the Kids Reaching Kids: Beijing study. Inside you'll find stories and activities about how kids in Beijing reach other kids for Christ.
Year-round children's resources
Kids On Mission Website
Find missions resources that will help children discover their role in God's plan for the world.
Kids On Mission DVD-ROM
Plug missions into what you're already doing with this collection of missions experiences. Subscribe for a quarterly release.
Lottie Moon @ Work
Every dollar makes a difference! Stories of your offering at work around the world.
Real prayer requests from missionary kids whose parents are sharing Jesus around the world. A weekly newsletter that's delivered right to your e-mail box.
There are hundreds of people groups with no missionaries and no Gospel witness. Download resources and find out how your children can connect their prayers with the lost around the globe.
Caravan friends (South Asian Peoples)
America Peoples kids page
Central Asia kids
Studentz.com (North American Mission Board)
Royal Ambassadors (RA)
Girls in Action (GA)
International Mission Study (IMS)
Children in Action (CIA)