Is Children's Ministry Today Forming a Faith in Kids That Lasts?
According to a 2009 study by the Barna Group, “A person’s worldview is primarily shaped and is firmly in place by the time someone reaches the age of 13.” With the increased influence of social media platforms, it’s reasonable to consider that children’s worldviews are becoming increasingly shaped at younger ages.
In fact, at a recent Child Discipleship Forum, leading Pastor Darren Whitehead made the startling statement regarding child discipleship: “We must begin with the assumption that our children are being overly exposed with worldly discipleship and underexposed with biblical discipleship.”
While the thought of discipling children to know, love and serve Jesus in an increasingly post-Christian culture may seem daunting, there is hope! In fact, it starts with loving, caring leaders like you. Relational adult leaders like you make the difference, and the proof is in the data.
One of the greatest single factors in children’s engagement in the church is the presence of loving, caring leaders – especially when those leaders are equipped with the biblical knowledge and tools to disciple kids. We need to build our children’s ministries around the Bible-based and research-backed primary factors that lead to lasting faith in children.
This is what the Resilient Child Discipleship Training is all about, and we hope to see you there!