Some things to remember about :
1. Ask open-ended questions when talking with children about salvation.
2. Remain conversational.
3. Don’t jump to conclusions.
4. Avoid symbolic language.
5. Make the distinction between baptism and becoming a Christian.
6. Give time to process and give time for reflection.
7. Every child deserves personal counseling.
8. Involve parents.
When presenting the gospel in group settings:
- Determine the ages to be involved.
- Keep it brief.
- Use a translation that children are familiar with.
- Consider using a response card that lowers pressure.
- Have a follow-up plan.
- Train counselors: make sure they have a plan to follow (ABCs of Salvation); make sure they talk about assurance.
A- Admit to God that you are a sinner. Repenting of your sin means to turn away from your sin and turn to Jesus.
(Romans 3:23; 6:23; Acts 3:19; 1 John 1:9)
B- Believe that Jesus is God’s son and accept God’s gift of forgiveness and eternal life.
(Romans 5:8; Acts 4:12; John 3:16; John 14:6; Ephesians 2:8-9)
C- Confess your faith in Jesus as the Lord (Boss) of your life.
(Romans 10:9-10, 13)