Children who come to faith early build a foundation that supports and sustains them through many of life's challenges. They may stray as they get older, but the lessons they learn often lead them back into the faith in their adult years. Sunday school teachers, ministers, vacation Bible school teachers and youth ministers can offer children a variety of salvation activities.
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A children's crusade resembles a revival for kids with extra activities like games, food and lots of noise. The children's evangelist expects and allows children to be children, complete with the need to wiggle and giggle and interact with other children. Children's crusades may employ many different kinds of activities including games, magic tricks, puppet shows and watermelon eating contests; but they are really all about evangelism and inviting kids to receive salvation. Evangelists explain what that means and encourage kids to learn how to witness to other kids.
While a confirmation class may prepare kids to join the church, ministers talk with the children and seek to lead those who have not received Christ as Savior into the saving knowledge of Christ. The minister asks each child about his faith experience and explains the salvation experience to those who have not yet taken that step. He encourages the child to receive salvation prior to confirmation into church membership.
Kids at church camp have multiple opportunities to receive salvation. Children who have previously prayed for salvation speak to cabin mates about the experience. Counsellors and camp leaders explain the plan of salvation, both for kids who have not yet made a commitment and for those who need to learn how to lead someone to Christ. The kids may receive Gospel tracts and other resources for sharing faith. They may engage in role-play to learn how to share the Gospel and they could write their salvation story in a journal. Worship services include an altar call and camp staffers talk with any child that comes forward to lead her into a salvation decision, a prayer or offer counselling.
Baptism presents an outward symbol of an inward work of salvation. Pastors talk to any child who wants to be baptised to ensure that the child has made a salvation commitment. The child's Sunday schoolteacher and parents may participate in the conversation. Once the pastor confirms the child has made a commitment with full understanding, he schedules a baptism for the child.
Sunday school and Bible teachers may teach kids salvation plans and Scriptures such as Romans Road, Four Spiritual Laws and individual witnessing. Students practice with fellow students in class before attempting to use the tools with other students. Students may go out in groups with adult sponsors to share their faith with other kids. This activity could occur during a children's crusade, church outreach event or other children's event.
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