Dear Children’s Ministry Worker . . .

Dear Children’s Ministry Worker,

Let me say the most important thing first: You’re my hero. You’re investing your life into one of the most important age groups on the planet. Jesus loved children. We’re all called to be like children. And you spend your days investing in these precious souls who are our future—and our present. Thank you.

I’m the one who leads and loves them when they ‘graduate’ for your area of focus. Of course, the church isn’t really like a relay race—we don’t just pass on the baton and then forget about it—but I’m the one who sees them for the 6–8 years after they’ve left your care. It gives me a bit of a unique perspective as to the nature of your—and our—work.

I’m not an expert in children’s ministry, so I won’t try to offer lots of deep insight into how to do the job you love. Instead, I’ll offer some observations—some things I see—and what the implications might be …

Friends, I’m a guest poster on Wesleyankids.org today. I encourage you to check out the website there. My friend, Jeremy Mavis, helps run it. Click here to read the rest of this post.

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