June 25 2018
Do you have what it takes to be on the Agent 038 team?
One Mission Society's One Mission Kids ministry invites children ages 5-11 to this unforgettable experience to grow their missionary hearts by learning what it takes to be one of God’s best agents.
Our mission handbook, the Holy Bible, gives us specific instructions on what qualities are found in God’s best agents. 1 Peter 3:8 (ESV) says, “Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.”
Join us for the 2018 Illuminate Missions Conference from June 27-30 at the Community Church of Greenwood for an opportunity to develop these important qualities through six exciting sessions, including energy-filled music, Bible verse memorization, power challenges, imaginative crafts, Bible stories, edible arts, and of course missions.
We want the children to walk away not only having had loads of fun, but also having learned how to live in harmony (Romans 12:19), live with sympathy (Colossians 3:17), live through love (1 John 4:10), live with tenderness (Ephesians 4:32), and to live in humility (Philippians 2:3). Children will also have the opportunity to help raise money for our missions project – Be the light for South Asia! This project helps to provide relief aid for flood victims in South Asia who lose all of their belongings every single year.
To register, go to: oms.events.
May 3 2017
Mission Society’s children’s ministry began more than 100 years ago when Aunt
Julia Kilbourne introduced the monthly prayer coin calendars. The money
collected supported mission projects around the OMS world. News articles were even
written for kids in the OMS Standard
publication (today’s OMS Outreach
family conferences introduced the PALS program, allowing kids to rub shoulders
with OMS missionaries. They also raised funds for OMS projects, which helped
them learn firsthand that OMS is a family. Kids knew by name Pat Winfrey, Gwen
Pinkerton, and Aunt Ruth Hunter (see clown photo).
Their use of puppets, songs, games, clowning, and
exciting missionary stories brought missions to life every year.
the 1990s, God burdened Susie Howard to bring missions to kids beyond missionary
conferences through the quarterly Missions
to the Max newsletter. Cartoon characters Otto the Missionary Sender and
Max the dog joined the One Mission Kids (OMK) team to introduce each article. Each issue focused
on a specific country or region, allowing kids to get a snapshot of what God
was doing. A prayer and birthday calendar for OMS MKs was also included.
2004, OMK partnered with Men for Missions to produce the first Kids Can Do (and Big People, Too!) book (KCD)
of 10 lessons to help raise funds for the Operation Saturation solar-radio
project in Haiti. Soon, more mission projects were given the Kids Can Do
treatment so kids could “experience” a mission trip at home, through the interactive
Missions to Go lessons.
2006, Jason Campbell brought his audio skills to the team and produced the Music-to-go CD for kids. Workshops
became a yearly focus with trips to EQUIP in Peoria to educate parents,
teachers, and church workers to train their kids in missions.
2007, Jason created the MAXers summer program (previously PALS), resulting in
the creation of the Good News Reporters, later released as a VBS in 2013. Jason
continued his summer ministry of speaking at youth camps as a way to test the
VBS-type programs. To date, One Mission Kids has developed 8 VBS-like mission programs.
2009, Missions to the MAX! morphed
into an interactive website, allowing kids to explore the world of OMS. In
2010, when OMS changed its name to One Mission Society, OMS’ children’s
ministry rebranded to become known as One Mission Kids. During this time, the Champions of the Great Commission book
series began with the story of Charles Cowman.
2015, Lora Jones Campbell joined One Mission Kids, bringing her skills as an
educator and curriculum developer.
year, with the help of a cartoonist, OMK is updating the Missions to the MAX! cartoon
characters for web animation to breathe new life into the OMK website. Mr.
Jason and Aunt Lora continue the long-honored tradition set by Aunt Julia to
find new ways for kids to grow their missionary hearts through the ministries