Heart of the Child Information:
The Childhood Ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma is built on the relationships we develop with children birth through sixth grade and these “Three Pillars of Childhood Ministry”:
- Children need to hear about Jesus and the free gift of forgiveness of sin that he offers all people. They should also be given an opportunity to respond. Without providing a time of response, children will not know appropriate ways for accepting Christ and misconceptions can easily develop.
- Children must be taught Bible skills beginning in the preschool departments then sharpened as they become readers. Children who gain Bible skills will be able to feed themselves spiritually and grow as lifelong followers of Christ.
- Children need opportunities to serve. Teaching about missions and praying for missionaries are wonderful but our children need time when they serve. Allowing kids to serve others will further their understanding of obeying Jesus and following his example. They will gain a deeper appreciation and joy in the Christian life.
Our Childhood Ministry is committed to developing leaders who are passionate about reaching children and families for Christ. We strive to provide excellence in training and resources that the churches, pastors, ministers and teachers of Oklahoma can use effectively.
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