Beyond Being Good

"Sharing the Gospel With Children"

March 20, 2020

Leading a child to Christ is a high privilege. But sharing the good news can sometimes shake even the most experienced children’s ministry worker!

It’s not usually an issue of belief or intention; often, it is a question of confidence. Will I say the wrong thing? I don’t want to manipulate a child into making a decision. How do I explain concepts that perplex theologians? Is it possible for a child to make such a life-changing decision? 

It may seem easier to teach the Beatitudes, the fruit of the Spirit, or Jesus’ life and ministry. All wonderful and important, but avoiding the message of salvation does children a great disservice if we make our teaching only about being and doing good. 

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Speaking Peace When Life Gets Scary

"Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

March 13, 2020

As fear surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps the globe, how can we speak the Gospel truth of peace into the lives of our children?

National Director Bill McCaskell shares three special  things about Jesus' amazing peace that can set our hearts at rest, even in the most trying circumstances.

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Living the Gospel: Andrew's Story

"God got hold of my heart at camp."

January 7, 2020

 

by Kelly Rempel
One Hope Canada

The 12-year-old in the 1999 camp photo could not have known he was poised on the edge of his life’s calling. Grin firmly in place and sporting a cabin leader’s too-large tie, he was ready for his first overnight camp.

Andrew Sevigny would spend the next two decades discovering his passion for ministry. 

Today, serving as executive director at Dauphin Bible Camp (DBC) in Manitoba, Andrew remembers enjoying that first camp experience despite getting homesick every night. “I didn’t tell anyone and cried myself to sleep. But I loved camp so much I didn’t want to go home.

“I grew up going to church and Sunday school but didn’t really understand Jesus’ love for me until...

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Love: One Word to Rule Them All

"If you want to know what perfect love is, look to Jesus!"

December 24, 2019

Advent is a great time to be intentional when it comes to sharing faith lessons with children. Watch Bill McCaskell talk to kids about love - a small word with lasting power - in this special Christmas vlog from One Hope Canada.

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Joy That Does Not Disappoint

"Joy at Christmas for children is so significant, yet so fragile. Even today, as we shop for gifts, we fear a lack of joy when the wrapping is torn away."

December 11, 2019

By Roland McQuade, One Hope Canada

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I was sitting with my grandfather, one Christmas, playing checkers. "Joy to the World" played on the stereo.

“It wasn’t always filled with joy, when I was a kid.” he began, as he moved one checker forward. “Each Christmas Eve, we would set out our plate, anticipating gifts on them by morning.”

My grandfather grew up in a poor family on the Prairies; both physically and spiritually poor. They were never taken to church, not even on Christmas Day.

“I remember one chilly Christmas morning,” he went on, “we jumped out of bed, and ran to the kitchen. All we saw was one small apple on each plate! Disappointed, we headed to the barn to do our chores. The next Christmas, again...

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