Friday, March 12, 2010

Struggle #2

The Next major struggle that every kid's ministry faces is the struggle for validity, let me explain. Often times in ministry, the leadership and membership of the church tends to see the real ministry as what happens within the Adult Sanctuary. They have a heard time viewing children's ministry as important or even anything more than a "necessary evil". By evil I mean that it is looked at as a ministry that they have to have, but one that is just a sort of money pit. Leadership realizes that they must have a Children's ministry, but only so that the adult ministry will be more successful, or so that the church will be more appealing to visitors.
I would argue that this way of thinking is not only wrong, but unbiblical. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." How often do we put children aside so the "real ministry" can happen? Jesus himself wanted us to make sure that kids were ministered to. He understood what we sometimes forget, "Christianity is only one generation from being extinct!"
I am thankful to serve at a church that values kids and kids ministry. Hope has been a great church that cares for the spiritual health of the entire family! I pray that we can lead the way for other churches to follow and truly validate Children's Ministry!

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