When a Church Lets Kids Lead…Amazing Things Happen

When a Church Lets Kids Lead...Amazing Things Happen

I believe that God will pour out His blessings on the church that makes children’s ministry a priority. This has been demonstrated time and time again in churches across the country and around the world.

I also believe when a church realizes that children are not only the church of tomorrow…but also the church of today…and lets them lead now…that amazing things happen.

Each week our church gives kids opportunities to serve and lead throughout the church. And several times a year, they lead the adult worship service. This past weekend was one of those weeks. The entire church turned our focus to children’s ministry and watched as they led. And God did amazing things.

God’s Spirit rested upon the services as the kids led the church in worship.

 

 

Kids led in prayer during the service. One of the most powerful moments was when one of our kids spontaneously dropped to his knees and begin to pray for our church and nation.

If you want to reach families…make children’s ministry a priority. The key to a parent’s heart is their child. When you take a child by the hand, you take a parent by the heart. Countless stories could be told of kids who brought their parents to church and the entire family was reached.

We also had lots of fun activities for kids and their parents after each service across our campuses. Here are a few pictures.

My prayer is this will inspire you and your church to go all out to reach kids and give them opportunities to serve and lead. Consider taking several weekends a year and having a church-wide emphasis on children’s ministry. On these weekends, give the kids the opportunity to lead the entire church in worship.

The next generation is hungry for God and are ready to serve Him. They are just waiting for you to believe in them and give them the opportunity to lead.  

This article originally appeared here.

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Dale Hudson
Dale Hudson has served in children and family ministry for over 27 years. He is the Founder and Director of Relevant Children’s Ministries which provides resources and coaching for churches. He has been named one of the Top 20 Influencers in Children’s Ministry. He is the co-author of six ministry books, including If Disney Ran Your Children’s Ministry.