Bridging Faith and Technology: A New Era for Children’s Ministry

Bridging faith and technology … Advances in technology make it easier to connect with people anywhere and everywhere. In Roman times, their road system, a technological feat, expanded their empire. Today, the Internet is an information superhighway enabling us to share and distribute information worldwide. With future growth and development of Artificial Intelligence (AI), connections […]

Imagination and Innovation: The Future of Children’s Ministry

A broken system. The future of children’s ministry is compromised. Why? Because the system of children’s ministry, as it exists in most churches, is broken (underperforming). I say this with a heavy heart. Research indicates that “millions of children and youth raised in the church will continue to leave unless something changes” [cf. Generations Lost]. […]

Will the Children Have Faith in the Post-Pandemic Era?

Children’s faith formation in the future. In an academic article in the Journal of Beliefs and Values, Sarah Holmes, Mimi Larson, and Sue Price ask, “Will the children have faith in the post-pandemic era?” [Read the Article] With C-19 in the rearview mirror, that’s a great question. Are pre-pandemic perspectives and practices concerning children’s faith […]

Navigating AI and Faith: Concerns, Benefits and Practical Applications

Helpful or harmful Navigating AI and faith … Technological progress can be wonderfully helpful. In 1440, the invention of the Gutenberg printing press facilitated the mass production of Bibles – making them accessible and affordable. In recent years, the internet and mobile phones have been used for live-streaming services, sermon podcasts, downloading the Bible in […]

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The Goal of Children’s Ministry

What is the goal of children’s ministry? Is it to cultivate godly character, teach biblical morality, develop a Christian worldview, learn the importance of church, help establish Christian relationships, grow together spiritually, partner with parents, make disciples, or something else? What do you think the goal of children’s ministry is? The goal of children’s ministry […]

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How to Renew Children’s Ministry

The health of children’s ministry is generally poor or failing, and growth is stagnant or declining. So how is the health of children’s ministry restored and growth regenerated? Briefly stated (each point should be an article in itself), here’s how to renew children’s ministry: Reimagine Bible engagement. Connecting children intimately with God’s Word is essential […]

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If You Only Had One Day

What would you do if you only had one day in the year to do children’s ministry? What would you prioritize? Who would help? How would you do it? If you only had one day in the year to disciple a child, would you continue doing what you’re doing? Would you take your annual curriculum […]

Children’s And Family Ministry In Canada 2023

Report on children’s and family ministry in Canada 2023 Are you looking for a post-pandemic snapshot of the state of children’s and family ministry in Canada? Do you want to see this generation of Canadian children connected with Jesus and His Word? With the help of two hundred and ten churches from thirty-seven denominations in […]