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Relational Discipleship

Serving in children's ministry holds great reward for those who serve kids in ministry.  There is a storehouse of treasure for those who serve children in the name of Christ.

1. The Power of Legacy

As leaders in Children's Ministry, we must constantly remind ourselves and our volunteers the long range vision of the Kingdom of God.  We need to remember that our investment in the lives of kids may take a lifetime bear its fullest fruit.  This takes faith.  It starts with relational discipleship.  It all starts with a simple relationship with a kid.  Though the greatest fruit is seen over the long haul, it truly starts with a simple investment.

"And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42

2. Children's Ministry - A Wise Investment

The statistics about Children's Ministry and the power of the Gospel are compelling.  A young person under the age of 13 is far more likely to trust Christ than someone in their 20's and 30's.  The statistics about this fact are inspirational.  The most important decision of all is the decision to trust Christ.  Statistics also show that a person hears the gospel, on average 7.6 times before they see their need for a Savior and respond to Christ in faith.  Let's start young!

 

3. The Beauty of Faith

We must trust God for the results of His plan.  We play a part.  He plays a part.  I may plant a seed, yet I may never sit under the shade of the tree that grows.  I am so honored to play a part in sowing seeds of the Gospel. Who knows how God will use our words and our lives in the lives of children.  Our job is to be faithful and trust God with the results.  The best time to plant an oak is 20 years ago.  The second best time to plant an oak is today.

By Josh Denhart February 10th, 2015

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