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Why your church should have a Children's Church
If you don't have a Children's Church
If you are a pastor of a church that doesn't have a children's program please read this paragraph. I hope to convince you to start a program. Don't misunderstand, God's word will not be wasted (Isaiah 55:11) on little ears, but have you had kids fall asleep in your services? In 6 years of Children's ministry I have had 1 kid fall asleep. Am I a better preacher? No. My preaching is designed to teach and interest children. Some might not like the methods, some might not think they are appropriate in church, but they work! Those methods have increased the kingdom of God. I bet there were a few preachers that said Peter, Stephen, and Paul were out of line, too. So here is my suggestion. Investigate it. If you don't have the physical room or volunteers to start a program, do it yourself. One Sunday morning or night a month have a children's program. It might help you keep young couples with children in your church (you know you are losing them) and evangelize to kids in your neighborhood that might have no other way of hearing the Word of God. And we need to reach them while they are kids, before their hearts and minds are hardened.
According to the Barna Research group, 32% of American kids between the ages of 5 and 13 will accept Jesus as their Lord. 4% of teens between the ages of 14 and 18 will, and 6% of adults from 19 to death (http://www.barna.org/cgi-bin/PagePressRelease.asp?PressReleaseID=37). So we need to reach out to the kids, they are the church of the future. Their parents aren't teaching them. The government isn't teaching them. We have to reach out and evangelize to the children in a way that will interest them enough to learn, at their level. We might have to spend a few more resources to do it, but we have to do it. We want to help in any way we can. We can consult with you, or visit your church and help develop volunteers. See "Kids4God would like to visit your church" for details.
E-mail me at K4Gmail@cs.com if you have any questions or need help.
Copyright 2000 by Gene Powell