Category: Children

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Seeking the Lord Together

This month Church of God of Prophecy congregations on every continent will join together to seek God in prayer and fasting. People will seek God by denying themselves of food or other things that are important in their lives. They will come together to pray for their families, their congregation, their communities, and the world. …

Summer Youth Camp Dates 2015

Youth camps are where all the fun happens! Across the country and around the world, a new generation is being evangelized and being trained for ministry in camp settings. Find your nearest location and support it through prayer, financial resources and by sending the young people you know for a life-changing moment! ***Note: These dates …

I’m a Children’s Pastor

For as long as I can remember, I knew I was going to be in ministry. Even as a child, I enjoyed going to church and learning all that I could from any minister who would let me tag along. Thankfully, I had many godly examples in my life who taught me well. At the …

The Value and Spiritual Life of Children in the Church of God of Prophecy

Recommendations The following recommendations were created by the Biblical Doctrine and Polity Committee together with a Children’s Ministry Task Force. They were developed to offer ways to apply the theological, historical and practical considerations contained in “The Value and Spiritual Life of Children” paper presented to the 2014 International Assembly. We recommend that— 1. The …

Looking Back: The Value of Children in Church History

It is a well-known fact in the annals of history that children have often been regarded as nothing more than cheap property. In the days of the Greco-Roman world, unwanted babies were left in the elements to die from exposure. Boys and girls were sometimes slaughtered and their entrails inspected for divination purposes. Some children …

Raising the Value of Children

“So God created humankind; in his image, in the image of God he created them male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27). “When God created humankind, he made them in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them ‘Humankind’ when they were created” (Genesis 5:1, …

Dead or Alive? The Bible Truth Kids Must Know and Believe

Bunnies, baskets, and colored eggs can often overshadow the important truths of Easter and leave children and even adults with a muddled understanding of the significance of that first Easter morning. Whether you are a pastor, children’s minister, parent, or mentor of a young believer, it is important that you share the most important truth …

The Church Involves Children in Rites and Sacraments

At the beginning of each school year I have the privilege, as the children’s pastor, of presenting Bibles to all of the children leaving children’s ministry and joining the youth group. I make a lovely speech. The youth pastor promises to train them well. We say a prayer. It really is a beautiful moment. But …

Raising Believing Children: A Generational Blessing

Even at the risk of sounding pious, I feel compelled to begin by expressing gratitude for a rich Christian heritage. I find great affinity with a Timothy who preceded me by 2,000 years. He is mentioned in the New Testament, mentored by the apostle Paul who acknowledged his believing heritage. The apostle commended Timothy with …

The Church Connects Children with Christ-following Adults

Young people do not grow and develop in isolation. They need to know whose they are, from whence they have come, and why they are here. Caring parents, grandparents, and older adults are in the best position to answer these questions for children. And in doing so, the elders of the community impart knowledge and …