“So in a lot of children’s ministry work, there’s Bible stories told, Bible communicated, then there’s some questions and if the kids can get the right answers, then the kids are happy, the teacher’s happy, the parents are happy….but underneath the surface is all this real life stuff that’s going on with children that never gets touched.”
In this episode of “Better Children’s Ministry,” David talks with Daniel Watts about why it is crucial to create an environment where boys and girls can talk about what’s happening in their everyday lives and have a Bible discussion related to that.
Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”
5:15 – Bridging God’s Word into our real lives
10:20 – It’s super hard!
12:19 – You can say what you really think at church
14:00 – If it’s meaningful to them, it’s meaningful to us
18:15 – Children are formulating views that will carry into adulthood
19:46 – Become comfortable with the awkward and the messy