How to Lead a Child to Christ

Leading a child to Christ is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. It can also be intimidating. Remember that, while God has called you to share this message, it’s the work of the Holy Spirit that leads a child to give his or her life to Christ.

Don’t give into your fears. Pray first. Then, invite the Holy Spirit to work with you as you share.

1. Be Conversational

When counseling one-on-one with a child, be conversational. Ask open-ended questions, then listen closely to the child’s reply. Questions to ask a child might include:
• Who is Jesus?
• What is sin?
• What is a Christian?
• Why do you want to become a Christian?
• How do you feel? (Sometimes the feelings we have are God’s way of speaking to us.)
• What has led you to start thinking about becoming a Christian?
• How long have you wanted to be a Christian?

2. Use the Bible

During the conversation, show the child verses in the Bible. Slowly explain the following verse to the child.

Your CMD 2018 Stories (Part 3)

We have more stories for you! Let's hear what children from across the country did for this year's Children's Missions Day to serve their communities. 

"Our GA group baked cookies and brownies for our local police officers and firefighters. They also wrote cards to thank them for their service to our community. We greatly enjoyed delivering these treats to our local heroes, who visited with our girls and gave them tours of the police and fire stations.” (Check out the photo collage to the right for a glimpse of their awesome day!)

— Becky Vick, for the GAs at Midway Baptist Church in Meridian, Mississippi

Children's Missions Camp

Do your kids like to hike, do crafts and learn about missions? Do they enjoy swimming, playing games and studying the Bible? How about making new friends they’ll never forget? If so, send them to children’s missions camp!


Should your group go to camp this summer? Consider these possible benefits as you make your plans.

That's a Wrap: WMU Celebrates CMD

“We didn’t have anything like this when I was little,” said Ana Cornel about Children’s Missions Day, which was hosted this year at national WMU in Birmingham on Feb. 17, as well as in churches across the country. “This is such a blessing for these children.”

Cornel, a Girls in Action (GA) leader at Iglesia Bautista Cristo Nuestra Esperanza (Christ Our Hope Baptist Church), explained she was born “automatically Catholic” in Mexico, as was Eulalia Ramones who also participated in Children’s Missions Day alongside her 7-year-old daughter, Ana Gutierrez.

“I was raised Catholic,” said Ramones, “then a friend invited me to church and I heard the gospel. I want my daughters learning at a young age about God and missions.”

Cornel said she leads GA because she has a missions heart. “I love missions and I want them [GA members] to learn they can be missionaries as little girls and that God has a purpose for their lives. My prayer is that one or more of these girls will grow up to be a missionary.”

Your CMD 2018 Stories (Part 2)

We have more stories for you! Let's hear what children from across the country did for this year's Children's Missions Day to serve their communities. 

Learn to Story

What's your style?

Check out these videos to see how different people tell the same story in different ways to fit their own unique personalities and their unique audiences.




Boston: Facts and Figures

This month, Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors and Children in Action will explore the city of Boston. Children will also have the chance to learn about the Mahon family and their important work sharing the gospel and reaching out with the love of Christ to their friends and neighbors. But before you teach your first lesson, it might be a good idea to brush up on a little Boston, Massachusetts, trivia.  

Did You Know?


What is Royal Ambassadors?

Royal Ambassadors (RA) is a organization for boys in grades 1–6 that helps boys 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; and grow spiritually in their understanding of God and His mission, including how they are a part of God’s plan.

How do I start?

  • Pray about the possibility of starting Royal Ambassadors.
  • Starting a RA group requires boys, a leader, meeting time and place, RA curriculum, and a supportive pastor.
  • Download a starter pack

When and where can I have Royal Ambassadors?
RA groups usually meet for an hour once a week, but the plans are flexible enough to adjust for longer or shorter periods of time. Royal Ambassadors can take place at these times:

Your CMD 2018 Stories

Children's Missions Day 2018 was a big success as children learned to "Go Serve" their communities. Let's see how children's missions groups served their neighbors this year!

Week of Prayer for North American Missions 2018

The Week of Prayer for North American Missions is nearly upon us! Starting on Sunday, March 4, 2018, Southern Baptists from all over will be specifically praying for various missionary efforts and the folks who oversee them here at home. From church planting to disaster relief and everything in-between, North American missionaries are continually on the lookout for ways to fulfill the Great Commission.

It may be difficult for some of us to think that missionary work needs to be done here at home. But as current trends of church decline and globalization of United States cities persist, missionary efforts here at home have perhaps never been needed more than they are now. In years past, to carry the message of Jesus Christ to different cultures and languages meant traveling the vast seas to parts unknown. Today, it means walking down the street to your neighbor's house! The world has come to our cities and states, and it's our job as believers to offer them a hand of friendship and the way of everlasting life through the life and love of Jesus.


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