Daniel Darling, author, pastor, speaker / Posts tagged "children’s ministry"

Don’t Offend One, Don’t Despise One, Don’t Lose One

Today for Leadership Journal I speak with Larry Fowler, the executive director of global networking for Awana and Kidzmatter. I'm a huge fan of Awana, having grown up in it and now seeing my children through it. It's a powerful ministry that helps ground the truth of Scripture into the hearts of children. Today I talked with Larry about children's ministry. Your newest book talks about seven principles of effective children's ministry, and they are all based on Scripture. So give me an example—what would change if we used Scripture as the designer? If we did children's ministry according to Scripture, then parents would be primarily responsible for their child's spiritual growth, and we would assist them, not the other way around. Parental spiritual leadership is pretty much on everyone’s radar right now. A concept that ministry leaders aren’t thinking about is what I call the significant “one”. Jesus, in Matthew 18, repeats...

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