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!