Many of us in American gravely overlook, even forget an obvious mission field. It's the ministry to children in our local churches. The Bible clearly shows that parents have a responsibility to teach their children, but this is not to say that the local church can't be there to help. And what about the families where parents aren't Christian but may attend a local Christian church? I went to church as a child but wasn't a believer until I was 25. What about guests?
Working with children can be difficult, but not always.
A teacher or servant-hearted volunteer working with children could have an impact on the next generation and maybe many generations to come. He or she may also impact this generation because the child could potentially be how God reaches the parents.
If you feel called to teaching, preaching, missions, or evangelism, deeply consider a ministry that reaches children. I'm sure there's a children's ministry that could use your help.
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