Children’s Ministry

Being the point person for Children’s Ministry gives me the opportunity to connect with Children’s Pastors and workers across BC. I am able to attend newcomers and networking luncheons, send emails, make personal visits and phone calls. The highlight of the year is the annual Children’s Pastor/Children’s Worker Retreat held every May. We take 3 days to reconnect, refresh, and renew.

You can join our Facebook group, Children’s Ministry with the Christian and Missionary Alliance, and we have also started a Facebook page discussion page on Spiritual Parenting with a focus on the book with the same title written by Michelle Anthony. It is open to anyone who would like to participate in the forum.

If you would like to connect with me, you can email me, and more information about children’s ministry in Canada is also available on the C&MA website!

Jan Gray

National Children’s Ministry Project

helping refugees

The National Children’s Ministries Team is partnering with Alliance Justice and Compassion and to raise $25,000 towards the Refugee Fund. Donations to this fund will be used to assist groups in Canada that are sponsoring refugees.

The Story

Many people around the world are in great need.

The United Nations High Commission on Refugees estimates that more than 18 million people are living as refugees.

The C&MA, an officially recognized Sponsorship Agreement Holder with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, has the capacity to make a difference in the lives of refugees through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program.

Goals

3 goals

The Children’s Ministries National Project involves creative activities with the following goals:

Educate children about God as a refuge and His commands for His followers
Invite children to respond to the global refugee reality
Raise $25,000 towards the Refugee Fund

Thank you for helping us meet our goals!

About the Refugee Fund

The refugee fund is a safety reserve; sponsoring groups can apply to use the funds for unexpected financial emergencies, so that they can see refugees brought safely to Canada. Sponsoring groups such as churches commit to assisting – for at least one year – a family or individual resettle in Canada.

Jesus said, “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” (Matt. 25:35).

The Bible teaches us: “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Heb. 13:1-3).

Click here for resources that have been developed for you to use to support these goals!

Thank you for cultivating God’s love for the nations in the heart of your children and for changing the lives of refugee children, families, and individuals!

For more information about this National Children’s Ministry Project, contact Jan Gray.