Ministry to children and preschoolers is a significant and rewarding opportunity for the church. The challenge of providing a vibrant childhood ministry is filled with high-expectation parents and children. Building on a good foundation is important.
To the right you will find a link to "Providing a Vibrant Childhood Ministry," which overviews the challenge churches and leaders face.
The childhood years, birth through 6th grade, are about building a good spiritual foundation, including learning about:
- The Bible
- The church
- The community and world
- The Holy Spirit
A large percentage of children ages eight and older will make salvation decisions when given a good foundation. Every church has an opportunity to shape its future through children.
Leadership is the other important ingredient in a successful childhood ministry. To the right are links to articles and resources to equip children's leaders and keep them connected. Each year LifeWay Christian Resources produces free leader-training resources focused on Sunday School and small groups (links at right).
"The Ministry Grid" by LifeWay is an online tool with a host of training videos for childhood ministry leaders.
California Southern Baptist Convention is committed to being a resource for training, consulting and networking church leaders to meet this great opportunity. CSBC stands ready to assist with:
- curriculum interpretation
- leadership development
- evangelism strategies
- ministry development
- enriching childhood experiences