“Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.” Luke 18:16.
Eighteen people met last Sunday after church for an hour and a half discussing Children’s Ministry. Most were teachers and workers – some were parents. It was a productive meeting – helpful, honest and prayerful.
Our current need at this moment is to have a Children’s Ministry Coordinator. There was good discussion and feedback about curriculum – both in Sunday School and in the children’s church time. It is our desire to partner with parents in helping kids know God and grow up in him. Children’s Ministry is like any other ministry in the church – it exists to honor God through worship, teaching, friendships and in sharing Christ.
I mentioned last Sunday in my sermon that children’s ministry is not sanctified babysitting. It is an opportunity to invest in the lives of children for eternity. This really starts in the nursery. Two thirds of churches have a difficult time obtaining and retaining workers in CM. We are in need of two nursery workers as well as a teacher in Children’s Church. Would you pray for these roles to be filled? Please just stop right now – and pray for God to work. Maybe, just maybe you might pray with Isaiah, “here am I Lord, send me.”