Jesus Focused Children’s Ministry

Some years ago, when I served as a pastor, a girl in our church said something that profoundly affected the Sunday School teachers and their ministry. What could a child say that would deeply influence what was said and done in the Sunday School? According to the girl’s mother, she asked her daughter, “Did you […]

Upside-Down Kingdom

Perhaps the best example of an upside-down kingdom is how Jesus treated children. When Jesus walked the earth, childhood wasn’t considered a special stage of life and wasn’t really valued. In fact, childhood was, to all intents and purposes, nothing more than a training ground for adult life. This low view of children was based […]

Jesus Loves Children

Everywhere you look, there are children in the world. In total, there are about 2 billion. That’s more children than ever before. They live on farms, in apartments, in the suburbs, on houseboats, and even in tree houses. They also live in slums, refugee camps, on the streets, and on garbage dumps. While some children […]

Children’s Ministry Basics

Children’s Ministry Basics is a blog. It equips parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, camp counsellors, and others to creatively and innovatively connect children with Jesus and His Story. For +150 years, Scripture Union has participated, by faith, in what Jesus is doing among children worldwide. In so doing, we’ve learned some things along the way. We […]

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