How to Involve Children in Bringing Good News to the World

Episode 146 - The Coopers
In this week’s episode of the Engaging Missions Show, we have not one, but three guests on the show! Today, Troy, Rachel, and Malachi Cooper join us to share about spreading the Gospel and how to involve kids in ministry.

Troy and Rachel discuss how their children participate in spreading the Gospel. Malachi, one of their sons, talks about times when he told others about Jesus through the Bridge and Three Circles methods. This episode is a great reminder of how valuable kids are to the Kingdom as well as how to better train and equip them to share the Gospel.

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What we talked about

  • 00:29 – Episode summary
  • 01:16 – Introduction
  • 01:49 – Letting kids take part in ministry
  • 04:31 – Being a magnet for conversation
  • 06:42 – When should kids start in ministry?
  • 13:20 – How the “bridge method” explains the Gospel
  • 14:18 – Praying for wholehearted devotion to Jesus
  • 18:00 – Missionary Updates
  • 21:32 – Integrating family and ministry
  • 27:01 – Sharing the Gospel at the skate park
  • 33:07 – Training children in missions
  • 35:42 – Living out what you teach
  • 36:22 – The vision for the family
  • 41:04 – Habits to help make disciples

And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. (Matthew 28, vs. 18-20)

The Coopers

The Coopers

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More about Children in Ministry

This is part of a special miniseries on involving children in ministry. Check out the links below for more information about resources, ministries, and how some families are able to involve children of all ages in hands-on ministry.

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