That’s right, Children’s Ministry is superior – as in better/higher/cooler – than all other ministries in the church.
Don’t even think about disagreeing with this.
Here we go!
1. Jesus had a Kid’s Ministry
Jesus didn’t seem to target specific groups like seniors, teens, singles (except maybe the Woman at the Well).
He did specifically target kids.
Numerous times Jesus called kids to Himself (Mt. 18:2, Mk. 10:14, Lk. 18:16).
2. Only ministry with a promise
Matthew 10:42 says anyone blessing kids gets a reward they cannot lose.
Jesus never said anything like that to greeters, ushers, deacons, choir members, parking attendants, etc.
3. Impacts an entire life
An adult who comes to the Lord has already spent much of his life.
Kids still have their entire lives before them. Dwight L. Moody first made this point.
4. Requires more worker involvement
It takes more volunteer workers for children’s ministry than it does for any other church department.
The challenge is bigger. The opportunity to get adults involved is also bigger.
5. Allows for more learner participation
Kids and adults learn best by doing.
The structure of children’s church is more conducive to interactive learning than most adult worship services.
6. Comes with more serious warnings
Jesus’ famous “millstone” warning in Luke 17:2 says,
“It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.”
7. It is like receiving Jesus
In Mark 9:37 Jesus said,
“Whoever receives one of these little children in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me, receives not Me but Him who sent Me.”
8. Jesus held up kids as examples of humility
He said, “Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 18:5).
He didn’t tell kids to act like adults to get saved.
He told adults to be more like kids.
Children’s ministry can/should be an example to adult ministry.
Ok, you non-kidmin, bring it on!