How to Start BGMC

How to Start BGMC

How to Start BGMC


Step 1: Select a BGMC Coordinator

This could be the Pastor,Director or Leader or event a volunteer in your ministry. The most important step to take when starting a BGMC program is to select the right person for the job. Whom has the Lord placed in your congregation for this special ministry? Pray for the Lord to guide you in your selection. Here are a few things to look for:

  • A person with a heart for missions
  • A person who can help kids understand that people without Jesus are lost
  • A person who can help kids care enough to give so the lost can hear the Good News

Step 2: Scheduling

Determine when and where BGMC will fit into your church schedule. BGMC is designed to be presented monthly, but you can flex the program to your needs. Consider these possibilities:

  • During kids’ church
  • During a Wednesday night service
  • On a Sunday evening
  • During Sunday School hour before all the grade-school kids
  • During Sunday School hour before the entire congregation

Step 3: Gather Materials

The most important thing you’ll need to present BGMC are lessons and material that will help you set the space to create a heart of compassion and generosity in your kids hearts.

The National Office with the help of our Asst. Nextgen Director have created a resourced called BGMC Sessions. BGMC Sessions is a missions focused campaign-driven teaching resource designed to empower the next generation of kids to pray, give, and go. Each week kids are challenged through a 5-8 minute “session” that easily fits into any kids’ church service. 

You can access this great resource by clicking here.

Step 4: Check Out BGMC Social Media

BGMC has a tremendous presence on the Internet. You can learn from the national BGMC community by following us on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram. Just search for “Buddy Barrel.”

Step 5: Prepare the Kids

When you introduce your kids to BGMC, encourage the kids to bring an offering each month on BGMC Sunday (or whatever day you’ve chosen). Encourage each kid to set a monthly giving goal, and set a goal for the entire class for the year. This will motivate the kids to give so that the world can be reached.

You can provide a Buddy Barrel for kids to collect their giving but it is not needed to participate in giving to missions (BGMC).


You’re ready to get started, but there’s so much more to learn. You can find more information on the BGMC website here, or by contacting us at the district office by emailing NCKM@NCAG.ORG.

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