Purpose of Children’s Ministry

Children’s ministry exists for children to be exclusively devoted to Jesus and to be 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 […]

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Canadian Children’s Ministry Report 2021

What’s been happening with children’s ministry in Canada during COVID-19? To answer this question, Scripture Union created a survey to take the pulse of children’s ministry in the second quarter of 2021 and released the findings in the Canadian Children’s Ministry Report (CCMR) earlier this month. Technically and empirically, it was a comprehensive survey. The […]

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, teachers, pastors, and others to connect children with Jesus and His Story. For +150 years, Scripture Union has participated, by faith, in what Jesus is doing among children in the world at large. As we’ve joined Jesus in what He’s doing among children, we’ve learned some […]