The United Methodist Children's Fund for Christian Mission is jointly sponsored by GBGM and GBOD. The fund enables children to learn about children in other parts of the world, the importance of mission, and opportunities for mission giving. The Fund also supports projects around the world that are in ministry with children. All churches and individuals of all ages are invited to participate in supporting the Fund.
Goals & Objectives
(a) To develop materials on an annual basis for teaching children about children's projects around the world (b) To engage local churches in utilizing the materials as a way of educating children about other places in the world as well as important mission issues related to children (c) To nurture in children stewardship and mission giving (d) To raise financial support for various children's projects on an annual basis
(a) Identify the 3-5 children's projects to be highlighted through the annual Children's Fund. (b) Prepare curriculum and activities about the projects, which can be used by churches and individuals. (c) Christian educators, parents, and individuals use materials to teach the children about the projects. (d) Children, utilizing the fundraising examples in the materials, raise funds for the projects. (e) Funds are collected by GBOD and GBGM. (f) Funds are distributed to the children's projects for support of their children's ministry.