Are you prepared when God, by His gracious and wise providence, brings a child from a non-Christian home into your classroom? How can you best minister to this child? What are some challenges that you may encounter?
The first thing that should come to mind in this situation is thankfulness to God. He has brought an eternal soul into your midst to hear the life-giving news of the one and only Savior! This is an opportunity of eternal consequence. Your words, demeanor, and actions can serve as a beautiful demonstration of the gospel to this child. At the same time, you may need to deal with issues that arise from a child who is not being spiritually nurtured in the home, requiring a greater investment of your time and attention. For example, while all the other children may be quick to find an assigned passage of Scripture during the lesson, this child may have never even opened a Bible and be completely unequipped to find even Genesis 1:1.
The following are some suggestions to maximize the potential for spiritual impact on these students:
To help your volunteers be better prepared, here are two concise resources you can print for them:
Ministering to Children from Non-Christian Homes
Sharing the Gospel with Children