FPKids raising up missionaries for God’s Kingdom!
Our culture is changing vastly and First Priority is working to change with it. We are currently in our fifth year of implementing FPKids, a strategy for churches and parents to partner together around schools to empower elementary and intermediate students to influence their school with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This year, nearly 50 schools and over 4,000 students participate in FPKids. The FPKids strategy focuses on teaching students to know and do what “Jesus Said.” The curriculum consists of four parts that are repeated every month: Read It, See It, Live It, Tell It. Each month, students Read and learn what Jesus Said; they See how His teaching changes them and the marks it leaves on them; they experience real ways to Live out the truth with love; and they encourage each other to Tell others about Jesus. FPKids is taking God’s Word and putting it into action on campus.
FPKids has been a great success this school year thus far. Several new clubs have been started. One of the many amazing things about FPKids is the willingness of fourth and fifth grade students who are excited about praying for their school. Not only are they willing to pray, they’re willing to let others know that Jesus is the only way to Heaven – John 14:6.
Oak Grove Elementary School started FPKids last school year. Nearly 100 kids attend the meetings each week. One hundred Bibles were generously donated to the club at the beginning of last year for every student to use. Here is an example of the blessings received from the teacher sponsors: “FPKids is a great way for the students to come together and hear the Gospel from us and each other. We have kids who love to stand and pray at the beginning and end of the session, and I always have kids asking me if they can read the Gospel Step-up (presentation of the Gospel). We try to make it as much fun as we can, and teach so much to these kids as well. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be able to work with these students and teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
We hear stories just like this every week from our different FPKids clubs. The staff at First Priority is very thankful for all the prayers and support from the local community.
We praise God for all He has done and the seeds of life planted in students’ hearts.