‘And a Little Child Shall Lead Them’

Children leaders
Give the kids at your church a chance to serve. They just may surprise you. (Relevant Children's Ministry)

"The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the children in the Temple shouting, 'Praise God for the Son of David.'  But the leaders were indignant" (Matt. 21:15).

Guess who led worship last weekend in our adult service? Kids.

Guess who helps greet people as they walk in our church doors each weekend? Kids.

Guess who does outreach in our community? Kids.

Guess who invites people to our church? Kids. Last year a lady came to our church for the very first time. When asked how she heard about the church, she told us she's a crossing guard at a local elementary school. One of our kids invited her to come while waiting to cross the street.

Guess who serves alongside their parents in various ministries in our church? Kids.

Guess who helps feed families during our Thanksgiving meal distribution? Kids.

Guess who helps run sound and tech each weekend in our church? Kids.

Guess who raises thousands of dollars for mission projects each year in our church? Kids.

Guess who shares the gospel with others? Kids.

Kids are eager and ready to serve. Are you giving them the opportunity?

Dale Hudson has served in children's and family ministry for over 24 years. He is director of children's ministries at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach, Fla. He was recently named one of the top 20 influencers in children's ministry. He is the co-author of four ministry books, including Turbocharged: 100 Simple Secrets to Successful Children's Ministry.

For the original article, visit relevantchildrensministry.com.

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