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Children's Projects

In Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 

According to a 2005 study by The Barna Group, only 13% of senior pastors listed “ministry to children” as one of their church’s top three ministry priorities. While nearly every church offers some form of children’s ministry, there is a great need to disciple children and to meet their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs. The following are a few of the many project ideas to serve the children in your church and community.

Resources for Children’s Ministry http://ministry-to-children.com/

Collect School Supplies for Needy Children

The National Retail Federation 2010 found that the average American family spends more than $600 on back to school supplies, with about $100 spent on school supplies. For many families however, the beginning of a new school year is a financial burden on homeless and destitute children. You can help a child in need by collecting and delivering school supplies.
 
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Child ID Station

According to the National Center for Mission and Exploited Children, child abductions occur every 43 seconds in America with 800,000 children reported missing a year. Child Identification Kits are a simple, yet effective method in helping parents and guardians maintain a current description about their children such as fingerprints, records, picture, and DNA. By having a Child ID Station at your church, you can help ease the concern of worried parents and guardians.
 
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Conduct a VBS

The history of Vacation Bible School (VBS) dates back to 1898, when Walker Aylette Hawes of New York City’s East Side noted a rapid increase in the number of immigrant children in the slums. She rented a saloon and ran “Everyday Bible School” for six weeks in the summer. By the time she retired in 1901, Hawes was presiding over seven schools.
 
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Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) provides accommodation for families of serious ill or injured children. At a Ronald McDonald House, families are provided with home-cooked meals, private bedrooms, and playrooms for children. By helping to serve and prepare meals at House, you can help a struggling and hurting family feel like home. Alternatively, you can also volunteer at a Ronald McDonald Family Room located near a pediatric or intensive care unit. Hospitals are especially in need of volunteers during the holiday seasons.
 
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