Brothers, if you thought serving in Kids Ministry was just for the ladies, THINK AGAIN!
Men, Have you thought about serving in kids ministry? You should. God thought that family ministry was so important he addressed the entire nation of Israel with these words in Deuteronomy 6, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ”
Dads and moms, men and women, young and old are all called by God to train up our littlest ones. Men, this is not just women’s work! It is our honorable duty as men to serve God’s people and serving His children is no exception.
Here are 3 reasons why men need to serve in kidmin:
It’s Easier than you think.
Can you serve goldfish? Can you act silly to upbeat worship music? Can you make a child smile or laugh? Can you share your faith in simple words? Can you help create a welcoming environment as our families check in? You don’t need a seminary degree or a background in early childhood education. All you need is a heart for God’s people, a childlike spirit and maybe a little sense of adventure.
Jesus, who was the “manliest of men” as writer Sam O’Neil puts it, said to “let the little children come to ME.” There is no better source of teaching and no better place for a child to be than in the arms of the man, Jesus Christ! By serving in kids ministry, you get to show Christlikeness in one of its purest and most sacred forms, gentle servanthood.
And in turn you are exemplifying what it means to be a godly man for little boys and girls. Reggie Joiner points out that on average 5-6 non-parental adults are needed for a child to not turn away from the faith when they leave high school. You have the potential to be one of those for so many families!
Eternity is at stake every weekend.
The largest group of lost people at church is not sitting in the front row during the sermon. They are in our children’s classrooms! Scores of kids may come through our doors each and every weekend. And every time that happens, we are giving them an opportunity to hear the Gospel and pray that God gives us a harvest of an entire generation that knows and follows Christ.
Serving in kidmin is not childcare. It is not babysitting. It is Gospel-centered discipleship.
If you aren’t serving, kidmin may be the place for you!
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