What’s the Best Way to Connect Children With Jesus?

What’s the best way to connect children with Jesus? Children’s ministry leader DeAnn Stull says, “You can’t get children to Jesus if you don’t get them in the church door to share the Gospel!” Is she right? Is church attendance the best way to connect children with Jesus? How congregations spend their time, energy, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heart, Head, Hands

Helping children connect with Jesus and His Story takes more than programs, a good curriculum, special events, or keeping children engaged in worthwhile activities. If children are going to develop strong links with Jesus, they need hearts inclined to Him, a thirst to know Him, and a desire to live for Him. Heart, head, hands. […]