Every year, youth and children from around the nation gather at the flagpole at their schools and pray for revival. Some have left children out of this great event because of the need for adult supervision. But adults are legally allowed to join students in prayer.
One of the greatest things you can do for the students in your ministry as they go back to their elementary schools is to organize a See You At the Pole Event.
See You at the Pole is held on the last Wednesday of September at 7:00 am. This year, it is September 25th. You can find more information about See You At The Pole at their website. The theme for See You at the Pole 2016 is We Cry Out: A Generation Seeking Him. Psalm 24:3-6
Organizing See You at the Pole for Children’s Ministry:
Pray: Bathe the students who want to participate in this in prayer.
Prepare: Have an adult leader and student leaders at each school. The students can advertise the event in the school by hanging up posters and telling their friends. The adult would notify the school principal and parents about the event and let them know that there will be adult supervision.
Publicize: Promote this event in your children’s ministry. Get the children excited about it. Give children fliers to pass out to their friends at school. Send a letter home to the parents telling them about this ministry and how their children can be involved.
Plan: Have the adult at each school get together with the students and plan what they will do. What will they pray for? Will they sing a song or read scripture?
Promote: You can do this by having a special Back to School children’s church where you talk about the power of prayer as the children go to school and how this is one way they can demonstrate their faith. I also recommend a children’s service geared around prayer and this event. Take some time to teach the children why we are praying at the schools and how they can pray. Assure them that they don’t have to pray out loud at these events unless they want to. Showing up and praying silently at the school’s flagpole can be as powerful as praying out loud.
For more information about See You at the Pole, visit their website here.