A child’s most formative years are their youngest — from birth to age five. About 90 percent of a child’s brain develops in that time, according to studies. And 85 percent of a child’s intellect, personality and social skills are developed by age five. This begs the question, Is this also true with spiritual education?
Most Kid Ministry Pastors say that their biggest need is for more volunteers, but this may not be the case. It’s possible that your biggest need is for your current volunteers to step up and become leaders. The truth is that if you get more leaders then the volunteers will follow. What is the absolute […]
Should we Teach Kids About Speaking In Tongues? That depends. If your church does not believe in speaking in tongues then you should not teach the kids in your class about it even if you do speak in tongues. I think most of us understand why this would create problems. What I do not understand […]
Curriculum Depending on your disposition it can be your favorite or least favorite area of childrens’ ministry. The choices, methodology, and theology of curriculum available today are endless. I’ve got a couple questions for you…
There is a big emphasis in churches today on family ministry. In the context of family ministry, we hear a lot of talk about parents being the primary spiritual leaders of their kids. Many churches take this concept so far that they will not pray with kids to receive Christ, as they say, this is […]
One of my favorite things to do is jump on Facebook and see what’s happening in a group called “Children’s Pastors and Children’s Ministries Leaders”. There is always good discussions happening and sometimes I find a question I think is great to answer in a short blog. One question I saw this week was, “I am looking for something for […]
Today, I am going to share with you 4 of my favorite Sunday School Lessons on Prayer. Prayer is a big part of our relationship with God and we need to teach kids to pray. Every year I set aside 2 months to teach the kids in my ministry about prayer.
“Once Jesus was in a certain place praying. As he finished, one of his disciples came to him and said, “Lord, teach us to pray….” Why did the disciples ask Jesus to teach them how to pray? They could see that Jesus was getting answer to his prayers and they were not. I am […]
I find that most people that teach in children’s ministry will sell kids short. What I mean is, they think kids are limited in their understanding of spiritual things. Some people have accused me of ‘going over kids heads’ when I preach to kids. One of my volunteers even accused me of brainwashing our five year olds for teaching […]
Those of us that minister to kids don’t like to think of kids as sinners. We do what we do because we love kids. We love their hunger and we love their ‘innocence’. If we are honest with ourselves, however, we will admit that we tend to think of the kids in our class as either good […]