Special Section: Operation Faith Challenge



Grow kids’ faith this summer
with this 7-week challenge.

Kids live on a battlefield — a world filled with temptation,
attacks on their innocence, and fiery darts of doubt. As in any
struggle, battles succeed based on the skills of elite covert
operatives — people who are adequately equipped to emerge

This summer mobilize your elementary-age kids to tackle seven
weeks of covert faith-impacting challenges that’ll help them grow
as they think about and live out their faith. When kids engage in
these faith-building, truth-finding missions, you’ll equip them to
guard their hearts and rise up victorious in their faith.


Code Name: With God’s Power

Directive: Grow stronger with God’s help.

Armor: 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

Basic Training: Tell kids that we often try to
hide things about ourselves that we don’t want others to know, such
as our weaknesses. Read the Scripture. Give each child an
undecorated party mask (available at party stores and
Have kids each write their name and two weaknesses they have on the
interior of the mask where others can’t see. Kids may write
“jealousy of my sister’s good grades” or “avoiding chores.” Collect
the masks.

Covert Ops Challenge: Challenge kids to ask God
for help with their weaknesses. Remind kids that God can change our
weaknesses into our strengths. Challenge kids to do one thing this
week that transforms their weaknesses into strengths, such as
complimenting their siblings or completing their chores before
being asked to do them. Have kids journal during the week in their
“Operation: Faith Challenge” journals.

Mission Accomplished: When kids return, give each child two
bandages. Kids can write each action they took on a bandage and
stick it over the weakness they wrote inside the mask. Have kids
decorate their masks and hang them on the wall to


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