We're passionate about equipping the next generation.
On this page, you'll find resources that will help equip children and youth to grow in their understanding of mission and their part in it. The written resources have been created for use in a group context, such as a church Sunday school or youth event. However, the material can also be adapted and used by families or with individual children or youth.
Each of the below dropdowns are a different resource. And each is part of a broader church resource, with complementary thematic resources for all ages including pastor's and leader's guides and videos. You can find the link to these broader resources at the end of each section.
We hope you and your children will enjoy these resources, and grow closer to Jesus through them.
Crossing the Street [Primary Ages]
FOUR SESSION SERIES
Crossing the Street
The aim of this resource is for kids to learn from Jesus’ example of loving all people and explore how we can all cross the street and love people.
Through the sessions, children will explore stories of Jesus in the Bible, as well as discover what it means for them and how they can be a part of God’s mission. This is achieved through games, activities, bible stories, discussion, videos and prayer.
- The Trip of a Lifetime John 20:19-23
- Ready, Set, Go! Luke 10:1-4
- Going Where Other People Won’t Matthew 8:1-3
- We’re All in This together! Luke 10:30-37
2022 Children's Resource
Template for 'All People' activity (Session Three) >>
A BIG thank you to Maigen Nemes for writing this material.
Vibrant Communities [Secondary Ages]
two SESSION SERIES
The aim of these sessions is for youth to explore some of the complexities of intercultural mission and how they can be part of God’s mission. Through these sessions youth will explore mission in the Bible and around the world today, as well as discover what it means for them and how they can be a part of it. This is achieved through games, activities, Bible stories, discussion, videos and prayer.
- Culture and Context 1 Corinthians 9:19-23
- Being Part of God’s Mission Matthew 28:18 – 20
VIBRANT COMMUNITIES - RESOURCE
Vibrant Communities [Primary Ages]
FOUR SESSION SERIES
The aim of these sessions is for children to explore their place in mission and God’s big story. Through these sessions children will explore mission in the Bible and around the world today, as well as discover what it means for them and how they can be a part of it. This is achieved through games, activities, Bible stories, discussion and prayer.
- You matter to God, no matter what Mark 12:41-44
- God loves me and you and the whole world too! John 13:34-35
- The Kingdom of heaven is like… a football? Matthew 13:31-35
- We can make a difference! Luke 9:1-6
vibrant communities - RESOURCE
In Step - Acts 15 [Primary Ages]
FOUR SESSION SERIES
Explore what it means to be in step with Jesus, in step with others and in step with God's mission as we discover that faith, not religion, is central.
- Faith not Religion is Central Acts 15:1-4
- In Step with Jesus Acts 15:5-11
- In Step with Others Acts 15:12-21
- In Step with God’s Mission Acts 15:22-29
IN STEP - RESOURCE
In Step - the complete guide
Grow and Sow - Matthew 13 & 28 [Primary Ages]
TWo SESSION SERIES
Grow where you're planted, sow where He calls
Let’s discover together, what it means to grow our hearts to be more like Jesus’ and sow into mission as we are called.
- Grow Where you’re Planted Matthew 13:1-23
- Sow Where He Calls Matthew 28:16-20
GROW and sow - RESOURCE
Grow and Sow - the complete guide
The Vine and the Branches [Primary Ages]
The Encounter at the Well - John 4 [Primary Ages]
FOUR SESSION SERIES
The Encounter at the Well
In the early pages of John’s Gospel we find Jesus deeply immersed in His own Jewish culture on mission to His own people, ministering in His own language, culture and religious heritage.
In chapter 4 Jesus’ direction changes dramatically. He travels from the Jewish heartland to the marginal region of Samaria. This transition is not only geographical, Jesus crosses barriers of culture, ethnicity, gender and social convention, to the amazement of all.
- The Barrier Crossing God John 4:1-9
- The Gift for all Cultures John 4:10-15
- The Transformational Encounter John 4:20-26
- The Power of Testimony John 4:27-42
Encounter at the well - RESOURCE
CULTURE FOCUS resource
Encounter at the Well - the complete guide
The Harvest is Plentiful - Luke 10 [Primary Ages]
Videos For Kids From Kids!
These videos have been created by children of intercultural workers to help kids in Australia understand what their life is like. These kids and teens are living all around the world! To download a video, click on the video title or Vimeo logo to open the video on the Vimeo website. Then click the download button below the video player.
Sydney (10) has been living in Mozambique for most of her life! In this video she shares what it's like to live with her parents, intercultural workers Cam and Kath, and older siblings, Matilda and Jack, in Mozambique.
What’s it like being a kid in Mozambique? Sydney tells all!
Matilda (12) and Jack (15) live in Mozambique with their younger sister Sydney and their parents Kath and Cam
who are intercultural workers with Baptist Mission Australia. In this video,
they give a run down of what it's like to live in a remote part of Mozambique.
What’s it like being teens in Mozambique? Jack & Matilda report back!
Levi (10) and Josiah (9) live wild, fun lives in Mozambique with their three younger siblings, local friends and parents Scott and Bek.
Have you ever caught, cooked and eaten an insect?! Levi and Josiah have, and they share all about it in this video.
What do kids do in Mozambique? Levi & Josiah report back!
Get to know Luke and Belle's sons, Salam, Judah and Isaiah in this cute video!
Hello from Salem, Judah and Isaiah in Thailand!
Grace and Daniel report back on what it's like to live in Thailand as teenagers.
What's it like growing up in Thailand? Grace and Daniel report back!
Libi (10) loves living in Thailand, but you might be surprised at how similar her daily life is to yours! In this interview, she answers questions from her older sister about life, school, family and fun in Thailand. Libi's parents are Muana and Villy.
What’s it like being a kid in Thailand? Libi answers all!
Thailand is home for Yindii (19) and Zoe (17). They go to school, have fun with friends and spend time with their younger sister Libi and parents Muana and Villy,
who are intercultural workers with Baptist Mission Australia. How is their life different to yours? Find out in their video.
What’s it like being teens in Thailand? Yindii & Zoe explain!
Hugo (7) arrived in Cambodia at the start of 2020 with his older sisters and parents, Andy and Cathie.
It hasn't taken him long to find the best places climb, get a delicious cool drink and ride his bike... but that's not all! Here are the top 10 things that he loves about Cambodia.
What are the 10 best things about being a kid in Cambodia? Ask Hugo!
Charlie (13) moved to Cambodia a year ago with her two younger siblings, Ruby and Hugo, and parents, Cathie and Andy.
In this video,
she jumps on her bike and shows us around her neighbourhood.
What’s it like being a teen in Cambodia? Charlie gives us a tour!