Religious ministry facts for kids
Ministry, in Christianity, is the activity that is done by members of the church to serve the purposes of the church.
It can mean this activity as a whole, or specific activities, or organizations in a church that perform specific activities.
As churches attempt to meet the needs of their congregations, they often separate their members into groups according to age categories. Age-specific groups meet for religious study including Sunday school programs, fellowship, and other activities. These age divisions may include:
- Children, generally elementary age students
- Youth, generally middle and high school students
- College and career, designed for university-age students
- Adults, which is often broken up into single adults, couples ministry, men's and women's ministries, and senior adults.
Service and outreach
Many churches sponsor ministries designed to reach out others on a local and global scale, usually grouped under the heading of missions. There are many organizations which perform missions on a fully-funded and organized level, such as North American Mission Board, operated by the Southern Baptist Convention.
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