The next step to cultivate a heart that cares about people is to move kids into
Action by letting them be moved by love into doing something.
1John 3:18 says “Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. Hebrews 10:24 goes on to say “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” True love moves us into the action of good deeds, deed that meet needs in others. I think John 3:16 it really the best verse to show that God’s love always moves us into action. For God so loved the world (that’s everybody) that He (did something) He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. If The God kind of love moves Him into action and we need to be like him it should move us into action.
Step three is to develop a plan to involve kids in serving others. Looks for places kids can serve.
1. Have kids help straighten and pick up the classroom after service.
2. Have kids involved in serving their peers by letting them serve as ushers, greeters, sound and media helpers, help with check-in, help on the praise team. Come early to pray before service and let them take the offering.
more to come...