Two Great Resources for Missions Activities in Your Children’s Ministry


1. Wycliffe offers great free missions lessons and activities for kids

Wycliffe is a missions organization that focuses on Bible translation. According to their website,

“Wycliffe serves minority language groups worldwide by fostering an understanding of God’s Word through Bible translation, while nurturing literacy, education and stronger communities.”

Wycliffe is a great resource for your Children’s Ministry because they offer free resources that you can download from their website. My favorite resource are the Global Fun Facts Sheets. These are activity sheets that focus on 5 different areas of the world – the Pacific, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

These interactive sheets include a map of the area, fun facts, pictures, recipes, and lots more. For example, did you know that there are 1,363 different languages in the Pacific area and that only 149 language groups in the Pacific have the Bible or the New Testament written down.

2. Operation World

Operation World is a prayer guide for every country in the world. This book contains information and prayer requests for each nation. Information includes geography, languages, politics, and economy.

For example, if you look up Botswana you will find that the Kalahari Desert covers 80% of the country, there are 80 languages spoken, and there is complete freedom of religion.

This resource is a great way to raise global awareness. Check out their website for more information!

I’d love to hear from you!

What are some great missions resources you use in your Children’s Ministry?

MissionFest Winnipeg 2012

MissionFest is an annual event in Winnipeg, which features speakers, music and displays from missions organizations. There is also a children’s program and I was a volunteer this year.

I arrived at 1pm only to find out I wasn’t needed until 2:30pm. I wandered through the exhibits and bought a new copy of Operation World (this is a must have book for anyone working with kids!) At 2:30pm I was thrown into the lion’s den when I was asked to lead an impromptu game for the kids as they arrived…it’s always a good idea to have a game or two up your sleeve for these situations.

After games there was a snack and a presentation and then the kids had their own special speaker…who was not a speaker at all. Greg Wood is a local evangelistic comedy entertainer. He was very good. There were about 100 kids and he had their attention from the beginning. He was engaging and funny. He talked about sharing Jesus with our friends and he told Bible stories, all while doing illusions that had the kids interested.

I was glad to be a part of MissionFest and to see 100 kids encouraged to take an active part in making disciples around the world.