Try This Unique Strategy to Help Kids Get a Heart for Missions

In this previous post, I shared a unique strategy we developed to help kids get a heart for world missions.

We developed a gift shop called "Five Loaves and Two Fish."  Kids earn store money by bringing their Bible, saying their memory verse, attendance, etc.  They can then use the money to buy prizes out of the gift shop.

The unique twist...all of the prizes are for other people locally and around the world.  We then make their purchases a reality through our missions department.

The kids response to this has been overwhelming.  It is great seeing them develop a heart for giving instead of getting.

We recently remodeled the gift shop to make it more interactive.  Below are some pictures.  If you'd like more information about setting this up at your church, feel free to contact me.