Mission Canada desires to see our nation transformed as the next generation is taught God's Word, encouraged to live out their Christian faith daily, and challenged to become Bible-based, Spirit-filled disciples of Christ.
Mission Canada's Children's Guiding Group works collaboratively with PAOC districts and with children's ministry leaders to see that children are reached with the good news of Jesus and discipled well. We value the importance of coming alongside parents in their role as the spiritual nurturers of their family when their children are young, whether it be through ministry programs, resource development and awareness, or encouragements and prayer.
As a national agency, we are about working together to identify and place workers in gaps in Canada where the good news of Jesus isn't being shared with children, and by extension, with their families.
We are very aware of the fact that children are most receptive to the gospel when they are between the ages of 4 and 14. Vision, strategy and intentionality is important at all levels of leadership to ensure that children are being reached and impacted in the Christian faith and with Pentecostal distinctives.
The influences are many on our next generation in Canada today. It is important that we focus on our young so they will grow to be strong in their faith and be lifelong followers of Jesus, and leaders in His church. When impacted at a young age, many go on to be faith-filled leaders, pastors, teachers, and mission workers, carrying the gospel across the nation and to parts of the globe that are yet to be reached. Others will take the gospel with them into post-secondary environments and workplaces, to be salt and light. This generation is being equipped at a young age with skills and natural ability to expand online ministry in ways like we have never seen previously. It is important that we reach them now and see them follow the ways of the Lord.
- Making The Bible Come Alive
- Kids Church Library
- Children's Ministries Leadership Certification Course
- Family Ministry Field Guide: How Your Church Can Equip Parents To Make Disciples by Timothy Paul Jones