How to Get Kids Excited About Sharing Their Faith

"Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to everyone" is for kids as well.  

Kids can learn to share their faith and be bold witnesses for Christ. 

Let's look at a few ways we can get kids excited about sharing their faith.

Teach children what the Bible says about sharing our faith with others.  You can use verses like...

 “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to everyone." Mark 16:15

"The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise."  Proverbs 11:30

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

"Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will send you out to fish for people."  Matthew 4:19-20

Share motivational truths about the importance of sharing our faith. 

“Our faith becomes stronger as we express it; a growing faith is a sharing faith.”  Billy Graham

“The greatest way we can show love to another person is by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to them.”

Help them create tools that they can use to share their faith. 

I created a teaching series called "The Blab Lab."  It has 4 sessions.  In each session, kids create a tool they can use to share their faith.  Here is an example from one of the lessons.

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In the course of the sessions, kids make 4 tools that they can use to share the Gospel.  I had one girl that took one of her witnessing tools to school and shared it with her entire class.

The Blab Lab teaching series is available at this link.  It can be used for a Sunday school class,  small group, large group worship lesson or a Wednesday night program.

Emphasize sharing your faith on a consistent basis.  Here are a few ways you can do this.        

        The empty chair.  Have an empty chair up front.  Let the kids know the chair represents their friends, family, neighbors, school mates, etc. that do not know Jesus. Who is sitting in their empty chair? Encourage the kids to invite them to church and share their faith with them.

        Who's your One?  Have kids think of one person they know that needs Jesus.  Ask them to focus on sharing the Gospel with that one person. 

        Church invite cards.  Have 5 invite cards available each week.  Ask the kids to think about someone they can invite to come with them to church the next weekend.  Ask 5 people to commit to inviting their person that week to church.  Make a big deal about it.  Give the 5 kids one of the invite cards to use for the invitation.  Have everyone pray for the five kids they will be inviting.  I saw new kids come to church each week and accept Jesus into their life as a result of doing this.

Motivate them to share their faith and bring people to church. 

     Have a guest contest.  I once had a boy bring 26 people to church for a guest contest. 

     Give a prize to everyone who brings a guest.  Give a prize to the person they brought as well. 

Have kids and parents invite their family and friends to their milestone events.  Milestones like child dedication, baptism and graduation are great events to invite people to.  You can then strategically share the Gospel with everyone at the event.  Go the second mile and provide kids and families with invite cards they can use for their invites.

Teach them how to pray for the Holy Spirit to lead them, guide them and empower them as they share the Gospel and invite people to church.  When you do this with the kids, God will move in their lives and in the lives of the people they talk to. 

I remember one Easter a new lady came to church. When we asked her what brought her to church, she said she was a crossing guard at a school.  One of children she was helping cross the street gave her an invite card to Easter services and so she came. 

I believe if we will get kids excited about boldly sharing their faith, that we will see God use them to bring many people to Christ. 

Your turn.  How do you encourage kids to share their faith?  Share your ideas and strategies in the comment section below.