Technology’s a Must in Reaching the Next Generation

Technology is a way of life for the next generation. They are not impressed with the latest iPhone app or piece of technology...they expect it. Technology is influencing how younger generations learn and retain information. According to the infograph from http://www.learnstuff.com, 70% of children between the ages of 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, but … Continue reading Technology’s a Must in Reaching the Next Generation

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

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

Stop making the Bible boring

The Bible is God’s story to us. It’s not boring, but sometimes we make it that way in our preschool and elementary ministries by simply reading straight from the pages of our curriculum. Tell the Bible Story, Don’t Read It. The way a story is written by publishers is not necessarily the way you need … Continue reading Stop making the Bible boring

A Proven Strategy to Partner with Parents

We would all agree that parents and the church play a significant role in the spiritual development of the next generation. Scripture is clear that the parents are the primary spiritual developers of their children. It is also clear that the body of Christ has a biblical mandate to partner with parents. Deuteronomy 6:5-7 reminds … Continue reading A Proven Strategy to Partner with Parents