Children’s Ministry Threatened!

Children’s ministry threatened! Veteran researcher and author George Barna recently revealed (May 2022) that only 12% of children’s pastors and youth pastors, and a paltry 4% of Christian parents of preteens have a biblical worldview.* These are American findings, yet the statistics probably apply to all developed nations. While there’s no similar research in Canada, […]

Developing a New Plan for Children’s Ministry

The Multi-national Children’s Ministry Report (2021) has identified that “there needs to be clearer communication, greater clarity and a stronger sense of purpose amongst all who are involved in children’s faith formation to best serve children in the seasons ahead.” Stated succinctly – it’s time for parents, pastors, teachers and others to develop a new […]

Do We Need A New Plan For Children’s Ministry?

An international team of academic researchers and ministry practitioners from Brazil, Canada, the UK, and the USA are asking, “Do we need a new plan for children’s ministry?” If you’re a church leader, school teacher or Christian parent, that’s a stop you in your tracks kind of question. What have the researchers discovered to make […]

Awakening Parents to Family Discipleship

The Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021 identified that like it or not, the pandemic exposed a tragic reality; “even good Christian homes struggled to build spiritual formation into the daily rhythms of life.” The apathy or unwillingness of parents to disciple their children shouldn’t be ignored. Parents need to be the driving force in the […]

How COVID-19 is Shifting Children’s Ministry

Is COVID-19 shifting children’s ministry? The origin of the phrase “Every cloud has a silver lining” seems to be John Milton’s poem “Comus.” It means we can find something positive in even the worst events or situations. So is COVID-19 shifting children’s ministry in positive ways? I believe it is. Learning and innovating. To begin, […]

Children as Servants

The Greek words used in the New Testament for servant and bond-slave are probably the most important, inclusive and descriptive words for defining a Christian. Servant, defined biblically, means someone who is a devoted and helpful follower, someone in the service of another, or one who voluntarily ministers to others. Servants work humbly and selflessly. […]

Post COVID-19 Ministry

Today’s COVID-19 setbacks may be tomorrow’s shocks. Like Lazarus coming out of the tomb (cf. John 11:1-45), life will be different when we come out of our homes. So how do we prepare ourselves for what’s to come? The prophet says, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not […]