Are We Telling Children To Go To Hell?

Are We Telling Children To Go To Hell?

go-to-hellOne of the workshops I often present is?called?Leading Children To a Life-Changing Relationship With Jesus. I love doing this workshop because it’s at the core of what we should be all about.

As someone who has been immersed in the world of Children’s & Family Ministry?for over 25 years, I get to see much of what is happening up close and personal. I see the events, the resources, the curriculum, the products and the people. It’s how I fulfill my calling. I love it and do everything I can to help equip others to successfully reach kids for Christ.

And there’s the rub.

Too many of us are too?concerned about too many things other than reaching children?for Christ.

The Gospel.

It’s why we do what we do. It should be the core of everything we do and infused into every element of our ministries. How to share it ought to be a core element of our training & equipping plan.

But too often it’s not.

Other things are important. Other things are relevant. Other things are critical and rightfully demand our attention.

But too often I encounter leaders and ministries who relegate the Gospel to the back burner or, worse, completely out the back door.

It seems to me that, when we fail to have an adequate focus on the Gospel, we might as well be telling our kids to…

Go to hell!

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Greg Baird
Founder of Children's Ministry Leader at Children's Ministry Leader
My passion is seeing the lives of children transformed. I believe the best way to do that is to equip leaders in the local church to serve children, volunteers and parents to invest in the lives of children at church and in the home. That?s what we do here at Children?s Ministry Leader ? equip leaders to create healthy Children?s & Family Ministry.
I serve as the Vice President of Global Resources in the Global Mission department at David C. Cook.

I love what I do as it is the outflow of 25 years of ministry experience as Children?s, Family & Administrative Pastor, consultant, trainer, speaker and short-term missions leader.

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We always hear that children and youth are the church of tomorrow.

Yes, they are.

But they are also part of the church of today.

They are the group most receptive to the Gospel. They are the group most responsive to discipleship.

They also typically represent the largest group in the church, and the one with the most peripheral impact (volunteers, parents, etc).

They are the most vulnerable, physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

Why on earth would we ever think we could “babysit” this group while “real ministry” happens with adults?

The truth is, many (most?) churches are not as healthy or strong as they could be because they lack a thriving focus on perhaps the very group that should receive the greatest focus.

You cannot have a healthy church without a healthy ministry to children and families.


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