Last Sunday, November 5th, was the very first Bring-A-Friend day for the kids ministry. During this time of year, we usually hold a Hallelujah night but this year, we held a Bring-A-Friend movie day for the kids and it was definitely a success, all for God’s glory.
In our congregation (East), led by Sis. Eugene, we started the day off with a word of prayer and a meal and went around to introduce the friends that were invited, and by the grace of God, we had five friends that morning. Following the meal, we shared a lesson with the kids and taught our visitors the value and what it means to be in Sunday School, and we also shared a bit of what God’s plan for us is. After their lesson, the kids went to perform their monthly praise song to the congregation, which exposed their friends to ministry work in the church and how it can start at a young age. After the performance, the kids went back to watch a movie, The Legend of The Three Trees, which emulates God’s almighty plan for each and every one of us. After the movie, we had a follow-up discussion to touch upon the kids’ understanding of the story and it brings me so much joy to know that they fully understand the Gospel and that the Gospel was not only planted into the hearts of our children but also to those of the visitors.
2 Timothy 3:14-15 says “14 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, 15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
This passage reminds me that ministry and evangelism do not have an age and that we should raise our children with the Gospel because it is ultimately our responsibility as teachers, and as parents alike to lead them towards salvation, which is only found in Jesus Christ.
This event serves as a testimony that God can work in your life, no matter the age, and that it is never too early to understand the full glory of the Gospel. Let’s continue to spark a passion for ministry and inspire these children as their role models, teachers, and parents and make sure that they stay on the right path and not stray too far away.
— Chelsea Mendoza