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BackPack Missions is a collection of 5- to 10-minute missions object lessons using items pulled from a backpack by "BackPack Andy." An easy, exciting, and effective strategy, BackPack integrates into existing ministries focused on children such as Children's Church, Sunday School, Backyard Bible Clubs, small groups, camps, retreats and field trips.
BackPack Missions in Spanish
BackPack Missions in Spanish
This lesson is about a church planter in Montreal named Jacques Avakian.
The Newtons share the Good News with the Tanala people in the rainforest of Madagascar.
This lesson is about a missionary who is a nurse in India. She teaches the people there to take care of their bodies and tells them Bible stories for a clean mind.
A missionary in South Carolina helps troubled children and youth through ministry at a horse ranch in South Carolina called, “Hope Remains Youth Ranch.”
Purpose: To help children understand that they can participate in efforts to tell people about Jesus. Missionary kid Josh Millman, Wisconsin. Object needed: swim mask.
Purpose: Children will learn why the North American Mission Board's Easter Offering is named for Annie Armstrong. Object needed: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering® envelope.
Purpose: To encourage children to think of cell phones, computers, texting and the Internet as more than ways to be entertained but as ways to communicate about Jesus. Missionary Greta Wilson, Kentucky. Objects needed: cell phone and laptop computer.
Purpose: God wants us to tell others about Him. Missionary Michael Daily, Florida. Object needed: gift-wrapped Bible.
Purpose: To help children trust God to lead them through the various stages of their calling. Missionary Kyle Yarwood, South Asia. Object needed: flashlight.
Purpose: Children will learn that they are not too young to share the gospel. Missionary Deryl Lackey, California. Object needed: hand mirror.
Purpose: To help children know about Aborigine people and their needs. Missionaries John and Carmen Baynes, Australia. Object needed: Dried eucalyptus.
Purpose: We can persevere and share the gospel message using creative methods. Missionary Josh Park, Tokyo, Japan. Objects needed: bag containing a variety of cookies and a packet of child-friendly gospel tracts.
Purpose: To help children comprehend the vastness of the South Asian harvest field. Missionary Darryl Pogue, South Asia. Objects needed: 2 pound bag of rice, large bowl, world map, Bible.
Purpose: To help children understand that God wants them to use their gifts to serve others and spread the gospel. Missionary Joe Kelley, Slovenia. Object needed: a wrapped gift box.
Purpose: To teach children that even if we have very little, we can still give to others. Missionary Jodi Janz, South Africa. Object needed: a quarter.
Purpose: To help children recognize the ways that God calls people and how they can respond to that call. Missionary Lydia Turnbo, New Mexico. Object needed: an egg.
Purpose:To help children know that Christians often meet physical needs of hurting people as they tell them about Jesus. Missionaries Gregg and Donna Fort, Zimbabwe. Object needed: corn seed, ear of corn, or can of corn.
Purpose: To help children trust that God knows what He is doing when He calls them. Missionary Mark Wilmore*, Asia. Object needed: Only the backpack.
Purpose: Importance of keeping promises. Missionaries Frank and Jennifer Anderson*, Louisville, Kentucky. Object needed: Large paintbrush
Purpose: To show children that there are many creative ways they can tell people about Jesus. Objects needed: child’s small sand pail, toy shovel, and a bottle of water.
Purpose: Children can develop meaningful friendships with people they meet and share Christ’s love. Missionaries Eric and Tricia Mullis, Thailand. Object needed: empty pizza box
Purpose: children can be involved in mission projects. Object needed: empty aluminum soft drink can
Purpose: To encourage children to be creative in the methods they use to engage others with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Missionary Miko Sivonen, Helsinki, Finland. Object needed: net (any kind suitable for cathing fish, butterflies, and so on)
Purpose: When we show love to others we are showing love to God. Missionary George Ratz, Philadelphia, Penn, missionary to seafarers. Object needed: sweater
Purpose: Finding creative ways to share the gospel is worth the effort. Missionary Bill Lighty, Colorado Springs, Colo. Objects needed: DVD of “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” (If a copy of the DVD is unavailable, use a basketball or bag of doughnuts instead. Present the item when referenced in the lesson.)
Purpose: God uses military chaplains to help soldiers. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Middlebrooks. Objects needed: Coffee cup and a Bible
Purpose: God uses missionaries to meet the physical and spiritual needs of people. Brenda Gail Baldwin, Rome, Ga. Object needed: can of green beans
Purpose: To understand the importance waiting on God and the rewards that come with waiting. Missionary Jeremy*, North Africa, missionary to Muslims. Object needed: sand timer
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