How to Have a Healthy Ministry to Children in Your Church

How to Have a Healthy Ministry to Children in Your Church

Effective ministry to children (whatever the “department” is called)?is critical to a healthy church. Ministry to children impacts the church in all directions. Virtually everyone in the church is linked to ministry to children?in some way or another. Parents often judge their commitment (and attendance!) to the church based on whether their kids like the… Continue Reading

5 Reasons Every Staff Member Should Appreciate the Lead Pastor

5 Reasons Every Staff Member Should Appreciate the Lead Pastor

Being a lead pastor is one of the most challenging positions anyone can have. It’s difficult, at best. Many (most) pastors work tirelessly with little recognition. As a leader in the church (whatever your “official” title is) you have an opportunity to express appreciation. I get it…you may have some significant challenges with your lead… Continue Reading

3 Keys to Leading Children’s Ministry as an IM-Perfect Leader

3 Keys to Leading Children’s Ministry as an IM-Perfect Leader

We talk about leadership all the time. That’s what Children’s Ministry Leader?is all about – Equipping leaders to create healthy?Children’s & Family Ministry. We often quote John Maxwell’s famous mantra: Everything rises and falls on leadership. And we believe it. Leadership is talked about on numerous pastor/ministry blogs & websites. Magazines we read are full… Continue Reading

How To Do Family Ministry Without Having A “Family Ministry”

How To Do Family Ministry Without Having A “Family Ministry”

Are you a “Children’s” Pastor or Director leading a “Children’s” Ministry, but with a heart for reaching families? Do you understand that parents are the primary spiritual influencers in their children’s lives, but are in a church which has (and wants to keep) a more traditional “Children’s Ministry”? I talk with leaders all the time… Continue Reading

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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.

Agree?






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