Leading A Child To Jesus

What’s involved in leading a child to Jesus? Aiming for Jesus. Children should aim for Jesus. He’s the bulls-eye. He should be the One at the centre of a child’s world. But that’s easier said than done. Children have many targets throughout their lives. The first target when they’re born is their mother’s breast. Babies […]

Teach Children About Jesus

What should we teach in children’s ministry? All home, church and school teaching should ultimately be to this end – to teach children about Jesus. To learn Christ. A common expression in the early church was “to learn Christ.” We should co-opt this phrase for children’s ministry. Jesus, above all else, is the One we […]

Sharing Jesus With Your Children

“You shall have no other gods before me” Exodus 20:3-6. What kind of Jesus are you sharing with your children? Most likely your personal conception of Him. Your intellectual beliefs and experiential realities inform your view of Jesus. The Jesus you share with your children is the Jesus you know through your theology, personal encounters, culture, […]

Creating Space For Jesus

We’re not creating space for Jesus! Accustomed as we are to the clatter of the incongruous and inappropriate things of the world, we sometimes miss the obvious – that Jesus should inhabit and inform every facet of children’s ministry. God became Man for a purpose. Children’s ministry exists to first and foremost draw children to […]

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. […]

What Children Should Learn During COVID-19

What should children learn during COVID-19? With children restricted to their homes, people are scrambling to figure this out. Why have things stopped? There are all sorts of things children can learn during the pandemic, but what’s the most important thing? Educators say children should mainly learn language/literacy and mathematics/numeracy when schools are closed. Health […]

Jesus Centered Teaching

Alarmingly, many children in many churches will quit church just as soon as they can (Hemorrhaging Faith and Faith For Exiles). Why are so many children leaving the church as soon as they can? There are many reasons, including the absence of Bible engagement and prayer in the home. American Pastor Tony Evans says, “The […]