Posts Tagged "Children’s Ministry Think Tank"

Does God Call People to Children’s Ministry? (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)

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The latest Children’s Ministry Think Tank was published yesterday over at Ministry-to-Children.com. I contributed my thoughts to the question again this installment, and I must say, I am honored to be amongst the contributors this month which include Gina McClain, Sam Luce, Kenny Conley and Brenna Phillips. In fact, I am pretty sure that if someone did a “which one of these doesn’t belong” on this particular Think Tank, I would definitely be the answer!

The question for this installment was:

“How do you understand God’s calling to children’s ministry in your own life? How would you counsel a young person who is exploring this children’s ministry as a vocation? What do you make of Kids Pastors who move on to other positions in the church such as executive or senior pastor?”

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Santa Claus and Children’s Ministry (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)

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In case you missed it earlier this month, the latest Children’s Ministry Think Tank was just published over at Ministry-to-Children.com. I was going to promote it then, but I didn’t want to interrupt the whole Christmas Carol Advent The Think Tank got into the Christmas spirit this month to have a look at what Santa has to do with the holiday. I contributed my thoughts to the question again this installment along with several others involved in Children’s Ministry.

The question for this installment was:

How do you handle the whole issue of Santa Claus in your ministry? How would you redirect a group of children at church who are debating his existence? What advice would you give Christan parents & grandparents about Santa?

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The Age of Accountability (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)

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The latest Children’s Ministry Think Tank was just published over at Ministry-to-Children.com. I contributed my thoughts to the question again this installment along with several others involved in Children’s Ministry.

The question for this installment was:

“What do you teach about concerning a child’s condition (sometimes called age) of accountability for responding to the Gospel? How would you counsel a parent who is concerned about a preschool aged child who seems disinterested in learning about Jesus? If you had to estimate (and you do), what is the chronological age that most children become fully accountable for their decision about Christ?”

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Teaching Kids How To Pray (Children’s Ministry Think Tank)

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I was asked to provide my answer to the question for Children’s Ministry Think Tank #6 over at Ministry-to-Children.com.

The question for this installment was:

“How do you teach children to pray? How do you approach this differently with children you know to be unconverted? How do you encourage kids to develop self initiative in their own prayer lives?”

You can get there by clicking on this link or clicking on the logo above.  Make sure you check out the contributions from the other authors!

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