- Baptist Beacon
Children as missionaries
FENTON, MI – Hey Parents! Are you looking for an opportunity to teach your children that they, too, can be missionaries every day in their own communities and neighborhoods? How about sharing time together with your kids on a project that will not only meet a need in your community but also inspire your family. Do you want to continue to develop your child’s desire to serve others throughout their life? Well, join us for “Love Your Neighbor!”
For the past ten years during the month of March, children across Michigan have shared God’s love with people in their communities on Children Ministry Day (CMD). From feeding hungry people to visiting the elderly in nursing homes, boys and girls have been following God’s command to “put your love into action” as they participate in local ministry projects.
This year, on March 18th, Children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade, with their parents and leaders, will meet at eight church locations across Michigan to participate in community outreach events. Children will engage with the CMD 2017 “Love Your Neighbor” theme by giving of themselves to meet needs and share God’s love. As they participate in hands-on projects, the children, parents and leaders, will be reminded to give their all. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Love him with all your strength and with all your mind. And, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” (Luke 10:27) This verse is our mantra and our passion.
Children’s Ministry Day is an amazing missions experience for girls and boys with their parents and leaders. We are excited that eight churches across Michigan will be hosting this event. Each location will be staffed with qualified, Godly Children’s leaders who have a passion to reflect the love of Christ to your children, and help them experience the joy of missions and helping others. This event is conducted at no charge plus a pizza lunch will be provided. Parents are encouraged to stay on site, or may fill out a permission form at the location if they would prefer to leave their child for the four hour program (10AM – 2PM). Please register with the host church where you are planning to attend so they will be able to plan accordingly for food and project materials.
Harvest Baptist, 7650 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Twp, MI 48316 Contact: Anne Kinser, 586-731-7650
New Covenant, 4217 Squirrel Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Contact: Susie Birge, 248-249-0204
Legacy Church, 45301 W. 11 Mile Rd, Novi, MI 48375 Contact: Betty Ward, 248-349-5665
Springview Community, 12881 Andersonville Rd, Davisburg, MI 48350 Contact: Becky Swain, 248-701-0486
Sunrise Baptist, 2138 N. Jefferson Rd, Midland, MI 48642 Contact: Helen Henley, 989-980-0252
The Orchard Church, 4288 US 31, Traverse City, MI 49685 Contact: Sharon Greer, 989-329-4403
Churches hosting on a different day. Please contact leader for more details.
Southfield Road Baptist, 14880 Southfield Rd., Allen Park, MI 48101 Contact: Gayle Jones, 314-650-4653
Warren Woods Baptist, 14251 12 Mile Rd., Warren, MI 48088 Contact: Mary Allen, 586-216-6439
Bring your children, be an example,and share the love of Jesus in our world. For more information, click here or call us at 810-714-1907.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sue Hodnett serves as the BSCM Women’s Ministry Director and WMU Michigan Executive Director.