New to Children’s Ministry? Feeling Burnt Out? Looking to add purpose to what you are doing?
Children’s Ministry is different than childcare. It’s partnering with parents. It’s modeling the joy of our faith and shepherding the hearts of little ones who desperately need Jesus. It’s founded in a rich theology, and it’s growing the next generation of the leaders of the Church. Children’s Ministry is a high calling; so, where do you start? It can be daunting!
Children’s Ministry 101 is a resource for those new to ministering to children and even those with years of experience. Foundational and practical, the 18 lessons will equip you with a covenantal philosophy for ministering to children and walk you through how to apply the theory to your church’s unique needs. With real-life examples, recommended resources, and howto’s from the ground up to help you grow your church’s children’s ministry, Children’s Ministry 101 is an important resource for every church. Topics include:
* WHERE TO BEGIN * HOW TO SET YOUR MISSION * CHOOSING CURRICULUM *
* TEACHING WITH PASSION AND PURPOSE * SERVING AND PROTECTING ALL CHILDREN *
* TRAINING WORSHIPPERS * GROUNDING MINISTRY WITH COMPASSION IN THE COVENANT *
* RELATING TO LEADERSHIP *
More about the book
“I just wish someone would write the book Children’s Ministry for Dummies so I would know where to start.” Those were the words that prompted the development of this resource.”
Children’s Ministry 101
Expanding on the work of John Kwasny and utilizing the expertise of CDM’s Children’s Ministry Team with almost 200 years of combined experience ministering to children at more than 20 churches, this book seeks to share their experience and expertise in a practical way. Full of personal experiences, stories, resources, and application questions, Children’s Ministry 101 will cast a vision of the eternal importance of all that you do and help you apply what you learn to your own church context.
As Sue Jakes, CDM’s Children’s Ministry Coordinator, said, “At the end of it we want you to say, ‘finally I have all I need in one place,’ but we also want you to catch a vision for how God could use your ministry in ways you had never thought of before.”
“Full of both solid theology and fresh ideas, CM 101 will encourage leaders to establish a work that will, by the power of the Holy Spirit, reach the next generation for Jesus!”
“This will be an awesome resource for children’s directors and children’s ministry teams to work through together to discuss how they can make their children’s ministries stronger and more intentional!”
“Children’s Ministry can be lonely. Opening the pages of this book will not only give you ideas and resources on how to lead a Children’s Ministry, but it will remind you that you are