Why minister to children? Children have an incredible ability to understand God. Children are part of the family of God, a vital piece of God’s reign. They are learning about the world around them, the community of the church, and God. Children often profoundly impact the spiritual development of parents or caregivers. Their questions, insights, and general curiosity create reasons for the adults in their lives to become part of a faith community. Children are the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. They create an atmosphere of wonder, laughter, and acceptance that our world needs. Adults who take the time to listen to and wonder with children find their faith deepened and strengthened.
The church can provide a safe place for children to find meaningful relationships with others, especially safe and trustworthy adults; build community with people of all ages; and process the emotions of our sometimes crazy world. The church has an opportunity to be a refuge for families from the chaos of the world and a launching point to make a positive difference in the world
20 pages. 5″ x 8″