Go and Tell: Teaching Children to Share Jesus in a Postmodern World

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“Then the 11 disciples went to Galilee. They went to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  When they saw him, they worshiped him. But some still had their doubts. Then Jesus came to them. He said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end’” (Matthew 28:16–20).

The Great Commission. As Christians, this is what we are commanded to do—share the truth of God with the world. But this is not always easy to do in today’s postmodern society, especially for children.

From the friends they interact with at school to the messages constantly bombarding them through various modes of entertainment (TV, movies, radio, social media), children are extremely vulnerable to the postmodern belief that “anything goes.” After all, today’s children are postmoderns living in a post-Christian world. This is all they have ever known.

Day in and day out, the children we lead in missions are constantly challenged to uphold their Christian beliefs as absolute truths. As a missions leader, you have a very important job.

Engage children in learning the deeper truths of the Bible in order to build solid spiritual foundations upon which to base their worldviews. As they grow in their knowledge about God, they will be more equipped to explain confidently what they believe and why they believe it.

Guide the children you lead to love God and their neighbors as they embrace His truth in a misguided world. Help them realize that God calls them to share the love of Jesus in all areas of their lives— at school, on the ball field, in dance class, at the park, at the store—anywhere and anyhow! Stress the importance of leading a lifestyle modeled on His Word.

Moreover, pray for and with the children you lead. Pray they will know how to challenge false assumptions that confront them daily in life. Pray they will always let His truth be their guiding light.

 

Melissa Whetstone
Design Editor, Girls in Action®

 

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