Should a kid wait until she is an adult to share her faith with a friend? Absolutely not! A vital part of Kids Ministry can and should be helping kids become equipped to share the gospel with their friends. An incredible way to see this happen is to start a training class for kids interested in sharing their faith.
You may be wondering “What tools can I use to start a class?” Consider the Leading a Child to Christ Training Pack. This pack provides you with tools to guide parents, leaders, and older children in how to share their faith.
Inside the training pack you’ll find a booklet called, “Leading a Friend to Christ” which helps kids affirm their own faith and prepares them to share their faith. Also in the training pack you’ll find a video spotlighting a kid sharing the gospel with a friend.
Here are some tips from the booklet that teachers can explore with kids to help them feel more comfortable entering a dialogue about the gospel. They are excellent for adults, too!
Once you feel God leading you to talk with someone about Jesus, begin to pray for that person and ask God to give you an opportunity to talk with this friend or family member about your faith in Jesus.
Become familiar with a tool/tract that can be shared with your friend outlining what one does to become a follower of Jesus.
Talk as if you are carrying on a conversation.
Try not to argue with your friend/family member.
If your friend is not open to the gospel, simply share what God has done for you!
Check out this resource and see if God might be leading you to start a class in your church for kids to become equipped to share their faith.
Jerry Vogel serves as a Childhood Ministry Specialist in Lifeway Church Resources. He is married to Janie and has four children and twelve grand kids. Jerry is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church in Nashville and teaches preschoolers there. He is committed to enriching the lives of those who teach kids as well as making eternal investments in the lives of children.