Every time I think about this it changes a little… I guess that’s exactly it!
It’s easy to find something that works in Kids Ministry and settle into it without giving it much thought.
Something that I’ve heard sums up how a lot of churches see children’s ministry… “this curriculum is great because you don’t need to do much, just 10 min prep and you’re done…”
I get that sometimes life gets hectic and there are seasons where this is ok, but every week? Come on!
Do you expect your pastor to Google “sermon” at 10:30 every Saturday night for something easy to read off to the congregation in the morning? I hope the answer is a resounding NO!!!!
Just like we expect those who preach to adults to spend time in the Word, listening to God’s heart beat for His people fresh each week and to get revelation for the direction of the church, we should expect the same of those who lead children. They are, after all, the Church!
The world we live in is changing constantly but that change doesn’t scare God. He’s got a plan, He knows the way towards restoring lives back to Him for His glory.
Children’s leaders of all people need to keep it fresh, spending time seeking God about what is on His heart for the kids and families they lead and how they go about communicating and leading. As they do, lives are changed, hope is restored and dreams are born so that the world around them is impacted with the truth and love of God, not just on a Sunday but Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…
To sum it up: leaders who lead our of revelation will see a revolution.