Being Salt and Light in Ocean View, HI

It was said that D.L. Moody had come back from a tent revival meeting where he reported that 2 1/2 people were saved. Whoever he was talking to replied, “You mean, two adults and one child?” D.L. Moody responded, “No, two children and one adult. When you save a child, you save a life—a whole life.”

Here at Ocean View Baptist Church, we believe that children are a blessing from the Lord and with these blessings also come responsibilities. As stewards of God’s children, parents are responsible for helping children grow physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. Churches have a responsibility toward children, too. We want to provide an environment in which children are safe, are taught at an age-appropriate level, and are encouraged to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.

While Jesus was on earth, children were a priority. The disciples didn’t think it should be, but Jesus did. Matt. 19:14.  He made a point to welcome children and to affirm their value. He made time to minister to children. He even talked about punishment for anyone who would abuse a child. Matthew 18:6-10.  We believe that reaching Children should be one of the top priorities of every local church. Kids need a solid spiritual foundation for their life and that is our goal.  Children’s Ministry is not childcare,  it is a ministry at the most critical time in a person’s life.  It has been said that children are the greatest mission field. Stats show that 85% of people who come to Christ do so before the age of 18. We must invest our time and resources where we will see the biggest harvest.


benefits of children's ministry
68 Benefits of Children’s Ministry