This week I’m going to share some personal thoughts on the three areas of the church I manage. Starting with the youngest of ages first, let’s cover what I believe about Children’s Ministry at Trinity Church.
- I Believe that what happens in a preschool classroom is as relevant to the spiritual growth of our church as what my Senior Pastor teaches from the pulpit each morning.
- I Believe that the overall health of our entire church is dependent on how we reach out to and disciple the youngest of children in Lubbock, TX.
- I Believe that those that serve and lead and invest in our children each week are in a better place to be blessed by God than those that do not.
- I Believe that teenagers willing to serve in Children’s Ministry are developing a heart of compassion that will benefit them for the rest of their lives.
- I Believe that it’s allright to criticize our methods, programming, and systems in order to improve and upgrade what we do to reach children and families.
- I Believe that events are judged as successful by not how many attend, but by how many come back on the weekend.
- I Believe that kids should be given the opportunity to accept Christ at church, but that parents should be involved in the process and supported to continue the spiritual conversation.
- I Believe that parents carry the primary spiritual burden to disciple their own children, and that it’s our job as a church to encourage the necessary steps to lead their families at home.
- I Believe that Children’s Ministry brings about changes in the world in the here and now, and not only in the future.
- I Believe that every weekend holds within it the opportunity for life change in the heart of a child.
So there I went, and shared many of the core truths I believe at it pertains to Children’s Ministry. I’d love to hear what you would add, and what you think about my own list. I’m sure I forgot some things, and maybe I’ll come back and add a few here and there to keep the list current.