Elementary Small Groups in 3D

When I consult with churches about their children’s ministry I’m often asked, "How do you organize your elementary small groups?" I recommend transitioning between large group & small groups at various times during your service to examine the Bible Story and maintain interaction within the groups. As you plan and develop your small group curriculum, … Continue reading Elementary Small Groups in 3D

2 Vital Truths To Introduce Kids To God

Of all the character traits and truths we can teach children about God, I believe there are two vital truths that every child needs to understand. If they can grasp them, the rest of their faith journey can be built on these fundamental truths. So here they are… God Is Our Creator. Knowing that God … Continue reading 2 Vital Truths To Introduce Kids To God

Seed Planters & Kingdom Illustrators

In the parable of the mustard seed, Jesus asks two questions that have huge ramifications for our approach to next gen ministry. In Luke 13:18 Jesus said, “What is the Kingdom of God like? How can I illustrate it?” The answers to these questions define our role as preschool, children’s, and student ministry leaders. They … Continue reading Seed Planters & Kingdom Illustrators

5 ways to pass the baton of faith to our kids

If you’re like me, you’ve been staying up far too late and watching the London Olympics. I particularly love watching the 4x100 relay. The exchange of the baton in these races is crucial to the team’s success. Missing the exchange can cause a team to slow down or, in some cases, be disqualified. Miss the … Continue reading 5 ways to pass the baton of faith to our kids

The Question Every Children’s Ministry Must Answer

I had the opportunity to teach the large group in our preschool worship service this weekend at Cross Pointe Church. It reminded me of one of my first memories of church when I was 5 or 6 years old. I have to admit (though it may seem a little sacrilegious for a pastor), I was … Continue reading The Question Every Children’s Ministry Must Answer