It is tempting to stop or freeze all children’s ministry in your church due to the pandemic. Let me encourage you to press on. What I mean is press on and work with the door that is open for the most significant fruit. Parents are the number one spiritual influence on their children, not the church. So it is of the utmost importance that we get them on board. What I have learned in 30 years of children’s ministry is to come alongside parents if you want to move children in the right direction spiritually. During this podcast, I will share how to train and equip parents to continue the discipleship process at home.
Preteens are at a crossroads in their school and your church; however, this time can be one of the greatest highlights of your ministry. Join us for our next webinar, where we will show you creative ways to take disconnected preteens and develop them into amazing leaders in the body of Christ and your community. Right now, there are action steps you can take to establish a dynamic life-changing ministry for these in-betweeners.
Small group leaders have the opportunity to make the most significant impact on children in their small groups in your church. Through these special times, if led properly, the leader can have a serious, lasting effect on children that can start them down a path of sustaining faith for life. Dr. Clint May we will show you steps to take to help them begin a lasting journey with Christ.
In this session you will learn how to train preteens how to share their faith using the ABC Counseling Card. You will learn how to teach children how to counsel their lost friends. This counseling process teaches preteens how to discern when a person is ready to make a decision for Christ through open ended questions.
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Over the past 15 years we have seen the lives of preteens changed in powerful ways once they know how to walk with the Lord daily. Through daily disciplines of lordship, prayer, Bible study, evangelism, ministering using their gifts and living a life of obedience to Christ they develop a life sustaining personal walk with Christ. Dr. Clint May shares how you can teach life changing disciplines to children in your church which will bring spiritual change and set their spiritual foundation for life.
We have a calling to equip children now (Eph. 4:11-13). There is nothing in Scripture that tells us that children should have to wait until they become adults to be equipped for ministry. On the contrary, there are many examples in God’s Word of children who started serving and leading at a young age (i.e., Samuel, David, Esther, Josiah, Jesus). Children want to feel important. They are important to the Lord. Through discipleship and service using their gifts, they develop a spiritual confidence that sustains them for life. Current research backs it up. Dr. Clint May will give you creative ideas to discover the spiritual gifts of children and show you how to engage them in ministry in your church.
Dr. Richard Ross and Dr. Clint May discuss positive steps you can take to develop disciples of children through student ministry. They will show you positive ways to bridge the gap between children and student ministry.