We value children and the women and men committed to the spiritual nurturing of children in the church, home and community. The Evangelical Covenant Church supports a formational model of children’s ministry that focuses on building a growing receptivity to the transforming power of the Holy Spirit through God’s Word, Relationships, Outward Action, and Worship.
We are at a critical juncture. The church is losing a larger portion of each generation, and we are reaching fewer children than ever before. LEGACY can change that by enabling us to reimagine our children’s place of priority in God’s Kingdom. Utilizing a four-dimensional framework, LEGACY will help us to reach, equip, and empower children to change their trajectory from someday dropping out of the church as adults to, instead, becoming the church of today and the future. Learn more about Legacy.
With the belief that children are fully a part of the body of Christ, and in the hope that the next generation will celebrate the diversity of God’s kingdom and be empowered by the Spirit and the love of Christ to overcome the injustice inherent in a broken world, Make and Deepen Disciples and Love Mercy Do Justice have partnered to develop this resource. Learn More here
BLESS is a new approach to prayer and evangelism. We have created a resource, BLESS for Kids, that walks children through the five missional practices to reach and bless others with the love of Christ: Begin with Prayer, Listen with Care, Eat Together, Serve with Love, and Share Your Story. Learn more about BLESS and download this FREE resource here.
The Make and Deepen Disciples team provides resources to help prepare children to participate in worship, communion, prayer, and reading the Bible. Learn more about Grow Kids.
Encourage children to participate in the Covenant’s annual children’s service project. Check out this year’s project: Kids Helping Kids: Refugees Around the World.