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Does Kidmin Matter?

My stance has always been to argue in defense of children’s ministry. But, tonight I am not so sure…

Many argue that children’s ministry is un-Biblical. There is no specific mention of ministry to children in the Bible, that I have been able to find. So, maybe they are right. I have often argued that there are many things that we do in the church that are not specifically mentioned in the church. I even wrote a post looking at the difference between un-Biblical and Non-Biblical. You can read that post HEREBut tonight I am not so sure…

Many will point to Jesus’ reaction when the disciples tried to run off some children. Clearly this passage shows that Jesus loved children. BUT, Jesus also loved prostitutes, adulterers, thieves, lepers, and basically everyone else. I’ve always believed that this display of love for children stood in defense of children’s ministry. But, tonight I am not so sure…

Many point to Deuteronomy 6 to say that the parents should be the primary spiritual leaders for kids. Some go so far as to say that the church has no place in the spiritual development of children. I have always felt that the ideal situation was a partnership between Christian parents and the church. But, tonight I am not so sure.

I have always firmly felt that a strong children’s ministry had the potential to help kids avoid some of the mistakes I made as a teen and young adult. But, tonight I am not so sure.

I have heard stories of the impact that children’s ministry can have, but I have not lived any. I have heard stories of the fruit that others have seen in the children they minister to, but I have not seen it. I have felt for a number of years that I was called to ministry and had become convinced that I was called to children’s ministry. But, tonight I am not so sure…

I am still certain of God. I am certain that God wants kids to experience his love, receive salvation and grow in their relationship with Him. I have always felt that I was to be part of that. But, tonight I am not so sure…

Matt Norman

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I am a Christian, husband, father, pastor, church planter, nurse, and freelance writer.

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