Children’s ministry is one of the most rewarding areas of ministry there is.
It’s also one of the most demanding and the least recognized.
Pastoring Children is humbling: imagine being the “pastor” and brother Jones, on the back row, stood up during prayer and proclaimed, “I’m bored—can we have snack now?“
Imagine standing in front of adult church and Sister Sally, on the front row, jumped up every time you made a statement, waved her hand wildly and said, “Scuse me, scuse me please, I have something to say.”
Children’s Church is hard work, lots of prayer, lots of planning and sometimes—it takes you to the very edge of what your heart can handle. Teaching Children’s Church isn’t babysitting. It requires serious preparation and planning.
Then, there’s the prayer—-serious, on your face prayer. Pastoring Kid’s Church is a special calling. Often, Youth Pastors become senior Pastors; but, being a Children’s Pastor is usually a lifetime commitment.
Support your Children’s Church; contribute specifically to their ministry on a regular basis. Ask if there is anything you can do to help and always; cover them with prayer.
Tell the Children’s Pastor you appreciate the long hours of study and ministry that goes into lesson preparation. Most Kid’s Pastors have full time regular jobs. Planning and preparation for Kid’s Church ministry is done after a 40 hour or more secular work week.
Don’t just drop your kids off and pick them up at the door; take a moment to say “thank you for loving my kids to Jesus.”
Luke 18:16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.
Prayer: Father, help me to realize what a blessing it is to have a committed Children’s Pastor at my church. Show me how I can help to supply the tools and equipment needed to minister to the Children. Point my heart to service and prayer for the dedicated workers. Amen.