Our objective as kids’s ministry leaders, ought to be seeing whole households come to Christ.
And I imagine one of the simplest ways to see dad and mom come to Christ is thru their kids.
Think about what number of instances in Scripture you see dad and mom join with Jesus for one motive…their kids had been in want.
The identical nonetheless occurs at the moment. God works via kids to succeed in their whole household. I’ve seen this occur a whole lot of instances.
No matter how far-off a father is from God, while you do one thing good for his kids, you might have his consideration.
And irrespective of how far-off a mom is from God, while you impression the lives of her kids, you’ll impression her as nicely.
Here are a couple of methods you may attain unchurched dad and mom via their kids.
Intentional Milestones. Milestones are key moments in a toddler’s religious journey when you might have their dad and mom’ consideration. These embrace…
- Parent & Children Dedication
- Bible presentation
- Faith dedication
- Graduation to center college
I’ve seen a whole lot of oldsters come to Christ via these milestones and you may as nicely. You can get extra info and buy the milestones at this hyperlink.
Kids praying for his or her dad and mom. Be intentional about having youngsters pray for his or her unchurched dad and mom. I imagine God will reply these prayers. I might share private story after story of how God has used kids to succeed in their dad and mom.
Kids performing for his or her dad and mom (and different members of the family). Unchurched dad and mom will come to see their kids carry out. Here’s an instance. If you might be doing VBS, make the final night a household occasion. Have enjoyable issues for households to do collectively. Games. Crafts. Food. Have the children come up entrance and sing a number of of the songs they’ve realized at VBS. Have the children quote a Bible verse they’ve realized that week.
Then share the Gospel in a really inventive manner. Invite youngsters and oldsters who elevate their fingers for salvation to a category the place you clearly share the Gospel. Here’s extra details about this class. If you’ll get them into this surroundings, you will notice youngsters and oldsters come to Christ.
Kids sharing what they realized at church. Encourage youngsters to go dwelling and share with their dad and mom what they realized that day. This might be completed on-line or via a typical take dwelling paper. There is energy within the Gospel, even when a toddler is sharing it.
Remember to at all times be fascinated with youngsters’ dad and mom. How are you able to join with them? How are you able to share the Gospel with them? How are you able to see them come to Christ?
Get to know dad and mom. It’s more practical while you construct relationships with unchurched dad and mom. People do not care how a lot , till they know the way a lot you care.
Also meditate on this…
When you attain a toddler you modify a life. When you attain dad and mom, you modify your complete household.
I really like the story of the jailer coming to Christ. Remember what occurred? There was an earthquake that broke the chains of Paul and Silas and set them free. And it did not cease there. Look what occurred subsequent. The story is present in Acts 16.
“Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they mentioned, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” And they spoke the phrase of the Lord to him and to all who had been in his home. And he took them the identical hour of the evening and washed their wounds; and he was baptized without delay, he and all his household.
Then he introduced them up into his home and set meals earlier than them. And he rejoiced alongside along with his whole family that he had believed in God.
Did you see that? The whole household got here to Christ.
My prayer for you and your ministry is that God offers you favor with the unchurched youngsters and oldsters in your neighborhood. That He will open doorways to see them come to Christ. That whole households will probably be reached, their journeys redirected to the straight and slim.
It is to this finish that we pray, share and spend money on households.