This is kick-off season! There are season premiere kick-offs, football season kick-offs, and back to school kick-offs. What are you kicking off?
Are you kicking off the best hour in your kids’ week?
Sue Miller wrote a book a few years ago titled Making Your Children’s Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid’s Week. The point was that their one hour at church should be the one they are the most excited about! We know the Gospel is better than any video game or Nickelodeon show but do your kids?
Does that mean we have to turn our churches into jungle gyms and play places with high tech video equipment to engage them in the Gospel?
No, but it does mean we can’t be boring!
It’s a sin to bore a kid with the gospel (Christianity Today)!
Look around – how exciting is your space?
Listen – how energized are your workers?
Can you feel the energy and excitement bubbling to engage the kids with the Gospel?
To help them see it – hear it – feel it – touch it – taste it – smell it – and know it?
You hold in your hands the life-giving message of hope, love, and joy – it is not just the Good News, it is the Best News! Share it like you believe that!
So I am eager…to preach the Good News. For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes! (Romans 1:15-16)