The Salvation Experience

The Salvation Experience

Praying the Prayer of Salvation with another is one of the most exciting things to do as a Christian. 

In children’s ministry we have an opportunity to do this, every week.  While we continue to strive for excellence in ministry and keeping kid’s attentions, it’s important to remember why we do what we do. 

One reason is to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to kids, in a way that they can understand and act upon it.

Mark and I have always worked as a team.  My primary role is to “lead from the “back of the room.”  I am always thinking about what is not happening on the platform. 

Another aspect of leading from the back of the room is training others.  The easiest way to do this, and make sure others are able to fulfill their task or job correctly, is to provide guidelines to follow.

In my guidelines I make sure that I am concise and specific, using the least amount of words, communicating exactly what I want done.  It also acts as a reference point once training has happened. 

I want to share with you our Salvation Experience Guidelines that we use.

The Salvation Experience

“If you confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised him from death, you will be saved. For it is by our faith that we are put right with God; it is by our confession that we are saved.”   Romans 10:9-10

  • Give an altar call when the lesson covers the subject matter or when you may feel led by the Holy Spirit.
  • Salvation is at the foundation of our beliefs.
  • We do not need to coax children.
  • Children are very sensitive to spiritual matters.
  • Be sensitive to children and the questions they ask.


  • Always ask if child has done this before.
  • If they have not, then proceed with the prayer of salvation.
  • If they have, move them to one side.  You will lead them in a prayer of Forgiveness or rededication.



“Boys and girls, this is the best day of your life.  You are making the most important decision of our life.”

“You are making a decision to follow Jesus and go to heaven.  Jesus will never leave us.  The only way He leaves is if we ask Him to leave.”

[Lead The Prayer of Salvation]

“Dear God, I ask you to forgive me of sin.  I believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead.  I ask Jesus to live in my heart and be the Lord of my life. Thank you.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”



“Boys and girls, if have you done this before, it’s okay, I understand that you love Jesus and want to follow Him.  We are going to pray, but one thing I want to ask you is that if you asked Jesus into your heart, does He leave us?”

“No, Jesus will never leave us.  If you decided to follow Jesus and asked Him to come into your heart He stays.  The only way He will leave is if you ask Him to.”

“But sometimes, we disobey and it feels bad on the inside of us.  If that happens, Jesus didn’t leave, He is still there, we just need to ask Him for forgiveness.”

[Lead the Prayer of Forgiveness]

“Father God, I thank you that Jesus lives in my heart.  I ask you to forgive me and cleanse my heart.  I love you and will live for you. In Jesus’ name.  Amen.”

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