Preparing our children to share the Good News of Jesus is a parent’s biggest job. However, it is something that we don’t necessarily know how to teach them. It isn’t as simple as teaching them how to tie their shoes or brush their teeth. What do I tell them to say? Do I even know what to say? So, with my daughter’s inspiration, we created A Free Simple Tool for Teaching Kids to Share the Gospel!
Children sharing the gospel message
My daughter, who is four years old, told me one night this week that she has several stops to make tomorrow. I asked her what she was referring to and she stated that she needed to stop at several neighbor’s houses and tell them about Jesus!
First of all, wow… As an adult, I find sharing the Gospel as this nerve-racking, intimidating thing that I worry about. She has this boldness in her and looks forward to it! It really made me think, what is my problem!?
So, why don’t I pray about sharing about Jesus every night and set out to do just that the next day?
Come to Jesus with child-like faith
Secondly, this wasn’t the first time my four-year-old had inspired me to dig deeper with God and my purpose on earth.
Truly I say to you, whoever does not welcome the kingdom of God like a young child will never enter into it. Mark 10:15
I wasn’t one of those gals who looked forward to being a mother all her life. I’m not sure God ever gifted me with an awesome way with children. So, her comment made me realize that even though I don’t feel like being a mother is my God-given purpose in life, it is!
He has blessed me with the opportunity to raise up two little humans to be strong in faith, love Jesus, share Jesus and wait for His return!
Her child-like faith and passion for letting our neighbors know about Jesus’ love is what inspired this post and the free printable for Teaching Your Kids to Share the Gospel.
How to teach your kids to share the gospel
So, let’s talk about the actual teaching part… What do you say? I mean, you know enough about Jesus to change your life, but how do you help your kids to know what to say.
Fortunately, there are only 4 crucial elements that they need to remember. The Free Printable Tool will help them remember what to share with their friends!
1. God created them and loves them!
God created everything and wants us to have a close relationship with Him. He knows what we need and wants us to seek Him for those needs. We were created to glorify Him.
In addition, you can find all of the Bible verses that support these four elements in this Sharing the Gospel in 30 Seconds post!
2. We all make mistakes and we can tell God about them!
Sin has separated us from God. Nothing about God is sinful, so we need to be restored to Him again.
3. God sent His Son, Jesus to wipe our mistakes away!
Jesus died on the cross for all our mistakes, so if we repent to Jesus our relationship with God will be restored. The innocent Lamb died a sinner’s death to wipe away our sins.
4. If we love Jesus, we can live in Heaven with Him!
Our response is to choose to accept Jesus as our Savior. Let Jesus be Lord of our life. We will spend eternity with Him.
make it a fun adventure
When we had plans for the next day and wouldn’t be able to tell all the neighbors about Jesus, I decided that she and I would dream up a Free Printable Coloring Sheet to share with our neighbors, friends, and strangers. This way, my kids could color the sheet and hand them out/hang them on the neighbors’ doors!
We wanted to make a fun adventure out of it! So we brought along candy, tape and our coloring sheets!
Therefore, you and your child can make your Gospel Mission an adventure and tradition all your own!
Free Printable Tool for Teaching Your Kids to Share the Good News
So, grab this free tool to help your kids share the Gospel too! The coloring sheet is great for your refrigerator, their bedroom or to share with the whole neighborhood.
These free coloring sheets can also be replicated to be shared in Sunday School and kids Bible Study Groups.
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Want your own Sharing the Gospel printable? Grab your Free Printable Guide here. This workbook will help you write out your own testimony and share it with others in 30 seconds!
Practice makes perfect! So, it makes me think how second nature sharing the Good News would be if I had started practicing it as a child…
This simple tool for teaching your kids to share the gospel will be planting a seed in someone’s life, including your child’s!