Why Is It Important To Minister To Children?

Dylan Moore
There are many answers to this however, three reasons come to mind when answering the question why it is important to minister to children. First, it is important to minister to children because children have as much value to the kingdom of heaven as an adult does. The disciples got mad at people for bringing their children to him, look at the response of Jesus, “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” Jesus told them not to deny children, they are valuable to me. Do you view kids like the disciples or like Jesus? Do you see them as an obstacle to your spiritual development or a sheep needing a loving shepherd? Do you value children like Jesus does?

Second, It is important to minister to children so they know who God is and what his word says. Moses called the Israelites in Deuteronomy
6:4-9 to love and serve God with everything, and to teach our kids this as well. We should use this model in verse 7 for when we should minister to our children. “And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” When you’re at the dinner table, on your way to the ball game, before they go to bed, and when they wake up. How often do you talk about God and his word with your children?

Third, It is important to minister to children so they can have an opportunity to hear the gospel, experience Holy Spirit conviction, repent, and believe in the finished work of Jesus being adopted into God’s family. You can train your child to be the best baseball player, rodeo clown, stay at home mom, reader, writer, or mathematician, but at the end of their life what will it matter without Christ? We are no better than a law-abiding atheist if worldly occupations and dreams are the focus you place on your children. Jesus says in Luke 9:25, For what is a man advantaged, if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away? Are you ministering to children with the gospel or with worldly pleasures?

Do you believe it is important to minister to children? Ask God to help you reveal how you are failing in this area or how you can improve. Do not make excuses as to why you cannot minister to children. Embrace the fact that Jesus values children and so should we.

A great place to start ministering to children is at our biggest children’s ministry event of the year — Vacation Bible School!  The dates are June 2-5 from 6:30-8:00pm, Sunday - Wednesday. If you’re interested in ministering to children during these evenings, click this link to sign up, or come visit with me as soon as possible.

Sunday Morning Service

Sunday Evening Service

This past Sunday Pastor Tyler delivered an exposition of Galatians 6:11-18 entitled "A Contrast Of Two Gospels" we were challenged by Paul's plea to the Galatians and the Holy Spirit's plea to us today: Trust in the Christ-centered gospel that is based on the sacrificial work of Christ, not in a man-centered gospel that is based on selfish coercion. listen to the full sermon Above.
You can also listen to Titus preach from Philippians about living a life that magnifies Christ. He walks us through representing Christ in our daily lives regardless of what life brings, whether it be by life or by death. Take some time this week to listen if you have not already heard this sermon preached.
How can you best prepare your mind and heart for this Lord's day? Ready yourself through these practical tips that apply to this coming Lord's day before you pull into the parking lot.

Youth Conference Fundraiser

Come out and support the Youth Group by purchasing a meal this Sunday during the Youth Fundraiser. All donations go toward helping the youth fund their trips this summer. The meal will be: blackened chicken, mashed potatoes, rolls, and dessert!

Plan To Invite Someone To Church This Sunday

You can invite someone to church on any Sunday of the year. Why wait for a special Sunday? The people in your inner circle can join our family of believers any given Sunday of the year! Maybe stop by the church and grab an invite card to bridge a conversation with someone you know this week.

Read this Sunday's sermon texts.

Sunday Morning's Text: Psalm 1:1-6

Spend Time Praising God.

Why wait for Sunday to sing or listen to worship music? Check out our setlist for this Sunday and get ready to sing and internalize the music.
Youth Fundraiser | May 26
Falcon Booster Club Golf Tournament | June 1
VBS | June 2-5
Father's Day/Baby Dedication | June 16
Junior Camp | July 8-11
Youth Conference | July 22-26
Prepare your mind and heart with some worship music this week. Use our church playlist
through the week and be encouraged by spiritual songs that are still being written by God's people.

Sunday Morning

House Of The Lord
Psalm 84
Gratitude

Sunday Evening

No Evening Service