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4 December 2019

The mission field in our homes and church family

Jane Watkins 2019 Jane Watkins Head of Children’s Ministry

Serving on the children’s team at Above Bar Church is a joy and a privilege. We love partnering with parents to make and mature disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. Our passion and prayer is that the children will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.

We believe that even the youngest children can begin to learn about Jesus and love him. When we teach them the truth from God’s Word, we are laying kindling, and we pray that God’s Spirit would light the fire in their hearts.

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:14-15)

We want children to grow up confident in God’s Word and in His character. We want prayer to be a normal part of their lives. We want them to have a hunger to know Jesus better through the Bible, a longing for others to come to know Him, and courage to live differently from those around them. It’s a joy when you see children growing up and using their gifts to serve God and for his glory.

Children's ministry recruitment 2019 - craft group

It is the most amazing thing when you hear a group of children praying for each other, or when a child asks God to help them live for Jesus at school, or when they invite their friends to church or WOW because they want them to hear about Jesus.

There is a spiritual battle going on for the hearts and minds of our children. The pressures and the temptations of the world around them are huge. So we are committed to praying regularly for them and their families. The children are our mission field in our homes and in our church family.

Children's ministry recruitment 2019 - table group

We have a responsibility and joy to help them hear the good news of Jesus. We would love more people to join us in partnering and supporting parents to help the children see that knowing Jesus is better than anything.

Please pray for our children and families, and the children’s team.

If you would like to know more about serving in crèche or GSMA that meet on Sundays, or WOW, our kids’ club on Wednesdays, then please come and speak to me or email children@abovebarchurch.org.uk

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