I like it when people of all different backgrounds,gifts and talents converge with a purpose in mind. Wayyy cool God thing happen. That’s why I’m excited to be serving at the Orange Conference ’09 in Atlanta (www.theorangeconference.com) To converge is to have all lines come together. A Meet Up. People coming to hear and share and get to know others in the trenches of ministry around the world. It’s when I realize what an amazing God we serve. What great people are planted in churches all over the globe!
The serve in Children’s Ministry is always evolving. Yep, always. It must. Why? To stay fresh in presenting the timeless life changing Message to kids. It must to stay engaging to kids in our culture. It must to say excellent. Some take issue with that. I don’t think we need to think twice about improving ministry and being current. My biggest defense for that is what you are reading now. If you were using your Smith Corona typewriter- you’d be in the dark. But congratulations, you too have evolved. Some slower than others. And some with reluctance until they see the benefits.
Kids are smart. Parents are savvy. The church had better be prepped, poised and ready for this next generation of members. There is no economic downturn in hungy hearts need Christ. May we take action in thinking forward with regards to both family and kids of all ages. They must teach with the END in mind. The whole lifespan of a child/teen/adult. Parents are searching and are hungry now more than ever, I believe. Let’s present the best to them.
I pray past programming in your children’s ministry is given an opportunity to align itself to present the timeless message in a fresh way May there be no typrewriters to be found in your ministry area.