A Vision for Future Children’s Ministry

Do you have a vision for future children’s ministry? Pastor and author A. W. Tozer said, “We need a baptism of clear seeing. We desperately need seers who can see through the mist – Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon, it will be too late for this generation. And if they do […]

Twelve Core Values For Children’s Ministry

What are the fundamental driving forces at the heart of children’s ministry that should guide and hold it true to what we should be saying and doing? What are the essential beliefs that set the direction of children’s ministry, keep it on track, and make it easy to prepare and plan activities and events? Our […]

An Open Letter to Pastors About Children’s Ministry

AN OPEN LETTER TO PASTORS ABOUT CHILDREN’S MINISTRY Dear Pastor, This open letter to pastors is a must-read! Ministry to children is essential. Here are five compelling reasons why you ought to prioritize children’s ministry in the local church: 1. Children are one of the largest unreached people groups in the world. Children aren’t an […]

What’s Truly Important in Children’s Ministry?

One of the key reasons children’s ministry is held back is that the good things we do aren’t always the best things we should do. So what’s truly important in children’s ministry? Here are my top three priorities: 1. Empower children to love Christ. British evangelist T. Austin-Sparks said, “When Christ really captivates us, everything […]

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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 […]

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Theology of Children’s Ministry

When I started doing child evangelism meetings, I was mainly concerned with program design, event themes, how to dramatize stories, how to capture children’s attention, suitable songs, object lessons, making it fun, prizes and competitions, crafts and games, and getting children saved. A theology of children’s ministry wasn’t even a consideration. That was until I […]

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Defining Children’s Ministry

Defining children’s ministry is an essential first step in doing children’s ministry. So let’s consider what it is. What is children’s ministry? Children’s ministry is a process that connects children with Jesus and His Story. To elaborate: Children’s ministry is a process It’s helping children become more like Jesus over time. It involves a series […]