What Hinders a Strategic Approach to Children’s Ministry?

What hinders a strategic approach to children’s ministry? This important question was initially raised at The Future of the Church? Rethinking the Framework of Ministry Summit (January 2022) and is the subject of ongoing discussions in different forums and groups. So what are we learning? We’ve identified four major hurdles we need to overcome: Institutional […]

Reimagining Children’s Faith Formation

Evaluating the why, what, where, when, who and how of children’s faith formation isn’t optional; it’s essential. The spiritual well-being of this generation of children is at stake. With declining numbers of children embracing Christ (in the Western World), it’s incumbent on us to thoroughly examine and critically analyze the state of children’s ministry. Healthy […]

Sharing Jesus With Your Children

“You shall have no other gods before me” Exodus 20:3-6. What kind of Jesus are you sharing with your children? Most likely your personal conception of Him. Your intellectual beliefs and experiential realities inform your view of Jesus. The Jesus you share with your children is the Jesus you know through your theology, personal encounters, culture, […]

Ten Building Blocks for a Children’s Ministry Strategy

Is your ministry to children world-class? Regardless of whether you’re a parent, pastor, teacher or sports coach, are you excelling at helping children enjoy Jesus and live for Him? If you answered no, then you probably need a children’s ministry strategy. When I was a parent, my plan of action to effectively and consistently help […]

How Children’s Ministry Can Thrive After COVID-19

For children’s ministry to thrive after COVID-19, it must progress into a new reality. We’re going to have to develop new paradigms and strategies for church life and faith formation in order to flourish in a post-pandemic world.  Hoping to return to normal is a pipedream. If we think we can go back to what […]

Purpose of Children’s Ministry

Children’s ministry exists for children to be exclusively devoted to Jesus and fully committed citizens in His kingdom. When I typed the above purpose statement, I did so with hesitation. With hesitation, because many children’s ministry purpose statements emphasize evangelism, discipleship, and/or spiritual formation, yet don’t stress the importance of children truly loving Jesus to […]

Top Children’s Ministry Blogs

We should never stop reading – never! To learn and grow in our capacity to minister to children, we must be perpetual students, which requires reading good content from trustworthy sources. So how do we do that? With countless books and articles on children’s ministry, how do we select the best? By asking other children’s […]

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 […]

Everything We Do Must Point To Jesus

Have we replaced the message of Jesus with lesser messages? Point to Jesus Everything we do must point to Jesus – everything! The word “point” means to direct attention or give force or emphasis. It’s the most critical essential in a discussion or matter, and it’s the object to be achieved. Are you a Christian […]

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