Childhood Ministry

Childhood Ministry

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:

  • God
  • Jesus
  • Creation
  • The Bible
  • Family
  • Self
  • The church
  • The community and world
  • The Holy Spirit
  • Salvation

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
  • training
  • ministry development
  • enriching childhood experiences

This Convention serves our culturally diverse congregations as we fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.