NO!! While I certain feel that I could end this post right there, I won’t. For me this is an easy decision. However, I understand that for others it is not so easy. Let’s look at some reasons why you shouldn’t let your preteen have one and then some reasons why many of them do.
I have seen kids worship and it’s beautiful. I’ve seen in camps. I’ve seen it in children’s church. I’ve seen in it VBS. I’ve even seen it, occasionally, in adult worship services. If you watch a child worship you’ll see that it looks a lot like when adults worship. But, there is something different, the ENVIRONMENT
Recently I have written posts on the idea of creating environments that are inviting to kids. Here are links to those posts: The “F” Word in Children’s Ministry: Why Fun Matters Why Disney Does Better Than Us. Are Our Methods Too Silly? How to Design a Kid’s Worship Service. So, What’s the big deal. Why
I think that today is a great time to be in children’s ministry. In many ways we are laying the foundations for what children’s ministry is. To me this is exciting. Unfortunately it means there are issues that we are struggling with as we try to figure this out. Ultimately, what children’s ministry should look
As I look around in the children’s ministry community I see two disparate trends. On the one hand there is a trend towards more interactive, lively, kid-friendly environments. On the other side is a group of people that think this is the wrong way to go. This had me really thinking recently which way is