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What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry – Space by Rev. Sean Miller

image image It’s been awhile since I last reviewed a chapter from the book What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry, and it seemed like the perfect time to get back to it.  For those who might not recall, this book compiled answers from a variety of experts to the question, “What matters now in children’s ministry?”  The one word answers were followed by an approximately 300 word long explanation.  In the book, Rev. Sean Miller chose the Word “Space.”  He writes:

Physical space matters. We have all seen children run up and down the halls of a church pointing out their spaces to parents, giving spur-of-the-moment tours to their friends, like they own the place… because they do. Physical space gives children ownership in their family of faith.

See, kids don’t view your children’s ministry space as the possession of the church, or the children’s pastor or anyone in particular.  They think of it as theirs, and that is not necessarily a bad thing.  As Rev. Miller explains:

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