First off, I’m looking so forward to being part of LifeWay’s Kids Ministry Conference.
Are you coming?
If you’re involved in kids ministry of any kind I know you’ll be blessed by this experience. Plus, if you work with kids on a regular basis you probably need this experience.
Here’s what I’m looking forward to: The people speaking and singing at this event. Counselors like my dear friends Sissy Goff and David Thomas who have over forty years combined experience counseling children from a biblical foundation. The music and artistry of Cindy Morgan and Andrew Greer—just wait, I can’t possibly overstate how much they are going to blow us all away. The two of them sang on a record I just released and—I’m serious—they’re crazy good. Others like Ed Stetzer who bring a wealth of research and knowledge on the state of the church in America along with vetted ministry practices. And these are just a handful of those who will be sharing the platform—I know you will walk away with renewed vision. Lastly, I’ve been an author with LifeWay for almost ten years and am always grateful for their commitment to God’s Word and His renown. With LifeWay, you can be sure that what you’re in for will be quality.
All of that said, in conjunction with the theme of childrens ministry one of my favorite passages of Scripture is Deuteronomy 11:18-19:
“Imprint these words of mine on your hearts and minds, bind them as a sign on your hands, and let them be a symbol on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
My Mom and Dad founded a church in Northern Virginia a year before I was born and are still ministering there. As I was growing up and still today the Word of God spills out of their lives and onto those around them. This wasn’t just for Sunday morning. As in this passage teaching God’s Word to our children is to be a habitual, continual, natural way of life that the younger generation can’t help but receive from us. I look forward to spending time in the Scriptures as we “walk along the road” together in October.
Kelly Minter speaks, writes, and sings around the world. She’s written a number of books, including a series of four Bible studies for women, and has recorded several albums. Kelly is deeply passionate about serving the poor and the forgotten through the work of Justice and Mercy International and particularly enjoys spending her free time with friends and family or in the large garden she has planted in her backyard in Nashville, Tenn.