What is the church’s role in ministry to kids? Why should churches have a kids ministry? Why do we invest time and money in our kids? Is ministry to boys and girls based on the child-care needs of their parents?
What do you see when you look at the kids in your ministry? Do you see doctors, teachers, homemakers, business executives? Do you see kids playing with blocks or do you see pastors, deacons, Sunday School teachers? I am convinced the future of the church is sitting in our preschool and children’s classrooms! Ministry to kids is actually preparation for the future of the church!
The church has the privilege of investing in its own future. Through discipleship opportunities such as small group Bible studies, corporate and congregational worship, Vacation Bible School, weekday programs, camps, and retreats, the church is preparing for its future.
We are successful in Kids Ministry when we provide age-suitable, Bible-based, opportunities that fit the God-given mission of the particular church God has placed us in. We can measure our success as we see boys and girls grow up to become strong, committed, and growing followers of Christ.
Bottom Line: Ask yourself: “What kind of future do I want for my church?” Then ask: “Is God pleased with the future our church is preparing?”
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out–plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.
Jeremiah 29:11 (The Message)