Can Children Be Disciple-Makers?

It’s a worthy question. How old do you need to be to multiply disciples and have a significant impact on others?

Disciple Makers Increase leader, C. Anderson, answers this question with an unreserved YES! Throughout history, God has used kids to share His message with others. Watch the clip below to hear her share more about this.

God uses anyone who surrenders their life to Him! Young, old, black, white, male, female…He doesn’t look at the outward appearance. He looks at our hearts.

“‘In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men, and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy.

Acts 2:17-18 NIV.

Equip and train children and youth. Believe in and empower them. They can be amazing disciple-makers and effective in God’s Kingdom.

How can you encourage a child or young person today?

14 thoughts on “Can Children Be Disciple-Makers?”

  1. DMM among children is also important to pursue.

    In out case, the children learn about the Gospel of Jesus in the DBS-T4T meetings that we do. Some have come to faith.

    However, The children are bored in these meetings. How about some suggestions to make the meeting more interesting for the children?

    1. Have you tried acting out the stories with the kids? This is a great way to keep things interesting. You can also have them draw pictures of each part of the story. Also be sure they are actually retelling the story not just hearing the scripture. Sometimes a round-robin works well where each child tells one or two sentences then the next child, then the next.
      Hope these ideas are helpful to you Basil!

  2. Children (and youth) can be great disciple-makers. We have seen this in the southern unreached villages in Madagascar. Youth was discipled and trained to work with children and they discipled the children. They took the children on an outreach to a neighbouring village to play with the other children (building relationships), sing songs, and the leader would then tell a story. The group was started and became so vibrant that the adults in the village asked if they could also hear about God and have a group. A church was born. Many villages were reached through children’s ministry and disciples were made.

    The Most Important Story has developed a guidebook for church planting through children’s parties. They have seen amazing growth in some countries (in one country up to 1000 churches were planted through these children’s parties).

    Discipling children is different though from discipling adults. It’s more about relationships, being an example, taking time to understand their world and connect with them on their level. Children are the best missionaries though among children and since many unreached countries have high populations under 15 we should focus on them!

    1. Thanks for sharing about the Most Important Story and how you have used it effectively. I might suggest, though, that discipling adults, in a way that leads to multiplication, is also about relationships, being an example, and taking time to understand their world and connect on their level. Many principles about working with children, interactively, are valid in adult education as well. Sadly, traditionally, as churches we ignore these things…consequently, we are better at making church members than disciples.

  3. Christopher Kasale

    Very true, Children have amazed us. When ever they hear of a passage or story from the Bible, they want to retell the story to other.
    Our Kids church does the same. Kids are discipline their parents

    1. That’s great! I, C. Anderson, have some good articles about that on my website Just go there and to the search bar and type in children. Blessings.

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