Children in Action FAQ

What is Children in Action?

Children in Action is an organization for boys and girls in grades 1 - 6 that helps them learn:

  • a biblical worldview with an emphasis on missions learning and missional living
  • develop leadership skills to serve God and share His love with others
  • grow spiritually in their understanding of God and His mission, including how they are a part of God’s plan.

How do I start? 

What resources do I need? 

Children in Action Leader
Bimonthly, 36-page planning guide/kit that is essential for your weekly Children in Action meetings. It includes a full-color poster, reproducible activity pages, Bible-learning activities, and ministry project ideas; one per classroom or per leader.

Children in Action Guide for Leaders
With a comprehensive children’s focus, this guide is essential for missions leaders who are serious about leading children in Children in Action; one per group.

How do I get involved?

  • Pray for the children and leaders in Children in Action.
  • Invite children you know to Children in Action. Provide transportation if needed.
  • Make friends with the parents who are not regularly involved in the church.
  • Volunteer to chaperone events and mission action projects.
  • Volunteer to help with Missions Expedition.
  • Volunteer to coordinate Children’s Ministry Day.

When and where can I have Children in Action?

Children in Action groups usually meet for an hour once a week, but the plans are flexible enough to adjust for longer or shorter periods of time. Children in Action can take place at these times:

  • During regular church activity times on Wednesday or Sunday
  • During children’s worship 
  • During special meetings or church activities
  • On a weekday following school
  • On Saturday mornings monthly for a 3–4 hour period

Children in Action can take place in many different settings such as:

  • In the church’s children’s classrooms
  • In an afterschool child-care program
  • In a school or community ministry center
  • In an association headquarters
  • In a home
  • In a park
  • In a multi-housing ministry

How can I receive leader training? 

Questions or concerns:

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