What We Do
Children experience transformation through churches. EGM establishes ministries that come alongside churches to help them develop a fruitful and effective children’s ministry. We work with local churches to evangelize the boys and girls in their communities, equip those children to live the Christian life and give them opportunities to serve.
Children experience transformation through churches with transformed leaders. EGM ministry teams work with children’s workers in local churches to help them become a “Model Children’s Worker. A Model Children’s worker demonstrates the five qualities found in Deuteronomy 6:2-9 and becomes a key element of transformation in a children’s life. EGM is developing a growing number of Model Children’s Workers in every country where we serve.
Establish National Ministries
The best people to equip churches for great children’s ministry and develop Model Children’s Workers are national Christian leaders within the culture. They speak the language, know the society and can relate best to their own children. God has called them to minister to children and EGM comes alongside. In every country where EGM serves we want to help in the areas of board development, staff development and national fund development.
We specialize in developing and training children’s workers. Our gifted National Ministry Teams provide innovative training programs that are built around our transformational ministry principles. We don’t just run conferences and seminars; we come alongside children’s workers in local churches with coaching, mentoring and hands-on training. Each national ministry and our EGM-US team has a cadre of highly gifted children’s ministry leaders that are developing and training thousands of other children’s workers in their culture.
Resource Children’s Workers
Model Children’s Workers need transformational Bible teaching materials that can help them connect the Word of God with the real life of children in their communities. Each EGM National Ministry Team develops thoroughly biblical, developmentally and culturally appropriate and economically relevant teaching materials for children’s workers in local churches. These are distributed in print and through other media. We work hard to put great transformational teaching materials into the hands of Model Children’s Workers.
Create Transformational Ministry
Great children’s ministry is all about transformation. The gospel is not just some facts we agree with or a story that we hear and believe is true. The Good News is that God has given us the opportunity to experience a new life through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Sharing the message of salvation with children and helping them know and experience the new life that Christ offers is the essence of transformation. Jesus wants to give children a new life. The delivery tool is the church and its’ people.
EGM believes it is crucial to assess our ministry effectiveness both in a qualitative and quantitative manner. Our national ministry teams work to evaluate efforts so that we can grow and develop greater ministry effectiveness. Evaluation information is gathered and analyzed to help us improve our efforts to see Children Transformed in Christ through His Church.
Jesus Loves Children
The end of the Gospel of John makes it clear that the writers of the gospel could not include everything about Jesus. God inspired them to select stories and teaching that communicated the message He intended. All the more striking then are the numerous vignettes of Jesus loving children and making them a ministry priority. We know that Jesus wants to see boys and girls experience the transformed life He has for them. We are highly motivated by Jesus’ love for children!
God Cares for His Church
The church is God’s tool for reaching this world. In the church, children can experience belonging, unconditional love and real family. We know that churches have problems (just read the New Testament) but they are filled with children’s workers yearning to help boys and girls know Christ and experience His new life for them. We believe that God wants to transform churches to share the love of Christ with the children in their communities.
We Can Help
Our EGM team is packed with Christian leaders who love children. Our leaders are people who have served in local church children’s ministry for many years. They are creative, energetic leaders with cross-cultural ministry experience and are all committed to helping churches around the world develop a fruitful and innovative ministry to boys and girls in their communities.