This week an article I submitted to the Future of Children’s Ministry project was released over at www.kidmin360.com. It was a great opportunity to join a group of Kidmin All-Stars as we write, talk, discuss, and dream about the future of ministry to children! Take some time over at www.kidmin360.com to read all the entries!
The future of Children s Ministry can be summed up in one word. Robots. I believe that eventually the technological geniuses around the world will create a Children s Ministry volunteer that will be totally automated to not complain about diaper changes, always show up on time, offer timely encouragement to their children s pastor, be willing to stay for multiple services, and will accurately teach from the provided curriculum without adding their own strange theological nuances. But as I sit an ponder this development, I m worried. If they can develop a Children s Ministry Volunteer Robot, then couldn t they just develop a Children s Pastor Robot? Scratch that, now that we know the robot is a bad idea, let s look into the future for something a little more realistic. Forget that we ever mentioned this robot idea. Seriously, just move along to the next paragraph!
I believe that the future of children s ministry will be…
Read the FULL ARTICLE here, then come back and leave a comment. I’d love to know what you think!