This Sunday, we will be holding a special meeting for those interested in impacting young lives through children's ministry. There are some who place small value of this ministry and perceive the work as little more than baby-sitting. For a deeper insight into the far-reaching impact of children's ministries on children, families and the church, please take a moment to check out some of the following articles and clips.
Suffer the Little Children. Most of you are familiar with the music of Bono, the critical acclaim of AMC's Mad Men on TV, and the latest iPhone app. If you are a speaker, you know to litter your talks with allusions to current events and the Beatles finally coming to iTunes.But would I stump you if I mentioned things like The Wonder Pets, Silly Bandz, Leapster and The Fresh Beat Band? If so, I've made my point.
Many leaders who pride themselves on being students of contemporary culture know very little about one of its most important cultural currents for insight and ministry: children's culture.
Years ago my family and I went to a church while on our summer study break - it was a new church, very small, that was meeting in a movie theatre. How can I say this... it was one of the most programming challenged services I've ever attended.
Church planting and growth has been a focus for most of my ministry. I frequently lecture and speak on church planting and have been actively involved in many church plants. Under God's hand and direction, my wife, Kaye, and I planted the