Tutoring Children and Youth Ministry

Ministry Overview

Many children and youth struggle with school work. This can lead to

  • low test scores
  • dropping out of school
  • family conflict
  • fear of failure
  • low self-esteem
  • inability to understand what they read in the Bible

Give your volunteers effective tools for tutoring ministries.

The Tutoring Children and Youth Basic Workshop equips local church volunteers to intentionally share the Gospel with children and youth who struggle with schoolwork. It addresses:

  • Tutoring Children and Youth Ministry as a missions outreach of the church
  • Organizing a tutoring ministry
  • Understanding the characteristics of children and youth
  • Definition of reading
  • Choosing reading material
  • Using the Bible to teach children to read
  • Creating lesson plans from any reading material
  • Introduction to English as a Second Language students
  • Helping students who learn differently
  • Sharing Jesus with children and youth

Tutoring Children and Youth Basic Workshops are led by trainers who have been certified through the National Literacy Missions Partnership (NLMP) using North American Mission Board/Send Relief materials. Contact the NLMP for more information. Workshop leaders are also involved in tutoring ministries.

Tutoring Children and Youth Hybrid Workshop

The NLMP now offers an online/live hybrid Tutoring Children and Youth Basic Workshop. Participants learn much of the workshop content through reading the manual and going through the interactive online lessons. After the online component, participants attend a five-hour live session in which they learn practical skills needed for the ministry. During the live portion of the workshop, participants learn practical skills of tutoring students.

Before registering for the online workshop consider this information:

  • Participants must have basic computer literacy skills and be self-motivated. The online portion is at the student’s own pace within the time limit of the course. Though the work is equivalent to a live workshop, the amount of time the student invests may be more or less.
  • Assignments are required. They include creating a ministry organizational plan, a lesson plan, a fluency interview, and a personal salvation testimony. Assignments are checked by a course facilitator. Other checks for understanding are built into the online course. Please do not skip screens. The program will not record work you do unless you go screen-by-screen.
  • State Conventions and associations are encouraged to schedule hybrid workshop. It is helpful for groups (rather than individuals) take the course at the same time and schedule a five-hour live session for the ministry. Churches may request a class just for their ministry.
  • The four-hour live session is required to receive a certificate. This portion is scheduled after the online portion is completed. Contact the coordinator for questions.
  • Registration fees are set by the sponsoring entity, are non-refundable and apply only to the online portion of the course.
  • Participants who do not complete the online portion of the course before the closing date will have to pay the registration fee to take the course in another month.

Contact the NLMP for more information.

Tutoring Student Ministry

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them…”

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them…”

MATTHEW 19:14a