Though many churches around the world are closed due to COVID-19, God is opening doors to new opportunities for children’s ministry. David Caleb Cook Foundation partners in Africa are discovering creative ways to teach children that they are known and loved by their heavenly Father.

Since internet options in Africa are often slow and expensive, ministry leaders have found innovative solutions to connect with children and their families. One of DCCF’s partners is broadcasting children’s messages on a popular hip hop station geared toward children and teens. These messages, part of DCCF’s COVID-19 crisis response resource, teach children practical ways to stay healthy and offer biblical guidance on dealing with the anxiety and fear that many children are experiencing during the pandemic.

Partners are also working to support parents as they guide their children’s spiritual growth during COVID-19 isolation. The information in this short video, taken from DCCF’s training materials, helps parents share the gospel with their children in an age-appropriate way.

Churches are using social media to share information with families. Tips, encouragement, and opportunities to connect are all helping to keep children’s ministries thriving. Some of DCCF’s partners are even posting live worship opportunities for youth, with music and messages.

In addition, new projects are currently in development at DCCF to help churches around the world provide digital and audio options for families and online training for teachers, equipping them for meaningful ministry in these times of unexpected change.

We invite you to celebrate and praise the Lord with us for the ways He is meeting the needs of the African church. And please pray for His innovative spirit to continue to bless His people in Africa!

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