David Michael of Children Desiring God brought a very timely message for parents and Children’s ministry leaders. Michaels provides a sober look at what should be the operating principle of any children’s ministry, and that is primarily to teach parents how to be godly parents. We need to hear these kinds of messages over and over because we so easily forget the foundation God laid for ministry inside the family.
One thing Michaels said that stood out (just to whet your appetite) is that children should be taught to remain in the entire worship service beginning at age 4. If we don’t, then we are training little Johnny to check out mentally everytime the preacher stands up to preach. Michaels relates methods that help the child to pay attention, and gives testimony to the success he has seen at Bethlehem Baptist Church.
A great message that you have to hear if you are a parent.