Children’s Ministry…..Questions to Ponder?

Keith Tusing October 5, 2011 2

Childrens Ministry.....Questions to Ponder? Children\s Ministry YouthDo kids want to come to our Children’s Ministry? Do parents and others want to volunteer in our Children’s Ministry?  Would anything need to change in our ministry to insure the answer was a definitive “YES” to these questions?

“It’s all about the weekend, stupid!”  This is an often used phrase that has some validity concerning our weekend services.  We live in a consumer mindset and must be aware of how our weekend services are critiqued.  So, is our Children’s Ministry fun and engaging? Do kids leave with a desire to come again next Sunday?

“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” What do families experience in the first 10 minutes of visiting our church?  Is it welcoming? Is it clean? Do we make a good first impression?

How about this statement: “It’s all about life-change, stupid!” Yes, our ministry must be appealing, fun and engaging each Sunday.  However, it must also be more than that to truly make disciples.  What biblical foundations are we building into the lives of our kids? How are we drawing kid’s hearts to love Jesus?  How are we equipping kids to grow spiritually?

What are the stated goals of our Children’s Ministry?  How do we measure success each weekend? What are things we are trying to develop in the life of a child we see on a regular basis?

As we ponder these questions what immediately comes to mind?  Does anything jump out at you? Does one of these questions call you to action?

As we have begun a new ministry here in Sunny Florida these are the questions that I have been pondering?  The answers will determine a great deal about how we approach ministry to families. I would love to hear your responses to the questions above.   Leave a Comment and share your thoughts!


  1. tim shiels October 5, 2011 at 11:38 am - Reply

    I ask myself the following
    1. Is what happens on a Sunday; empowering, equipping and releasing a generation to take on their world for God on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday?
    2. What can I do to help maintain spiritual momentum in the lives of our kids during the week?
    3. Did the kids engage with the heart of the message?
    4. Am I aware of any issues individual kids are going through? What am I doing about it?
    5. Do parents know that I’m on their side and that they have my support?

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