we are more
My love for children goes beyond a gushy feeling!
It propels me to
Even when I don’t want to do it.
I believe in children.
I believe they can have an encounter with God.
I believe they can really know God.
I believe they can be followers of God.
I believe they can influence those around them.
Because of that…
I believe in Children’s Ministry!
Teaching children has never been more challenging. This generation of children have different needs, interest and values. That means our methods and our commitment to understand this generation must be a priority. Inspiration and creativity is vital to keep us on track.
So, I must…
growing…praying…listening …teaching…learning from them.
I must understand
children’s ministry shouldn’t start or stop at church!
Because the greatest influencer in a child’s life is their mom, dad or guardian.
Parents are important.
And We Need Each Other
We don’t know it all. We can’t do it all. God seems to love putting different things with different functions together to make something amazing. A tree with roots; limbs, leaves and flowers. A body with eyes, fingers, kidneys and hair. Different parts with different functions together to make a body.
And when we look at the church…the church body…it’s hilarious sometimes! Wow! The differences. The wild differences of ethnicities, interests and viewpoints that come together beautifully. Our thirty plus years in children’s ministry has taught us the value of networking with other children’s leaders. Of listening, not copying, but adapting ideas, enlarging vision and reach to accomplish more for Christ Jesus.
And the truth is…we don’t just do more, when we function as a unit in the body of Christ. We really need each other!