Are We Telling Children to Go to Hell?

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One of the workshops I often present is called Leading Children to a Life-Changing Relationship With Jesus. I love doing this workshop because it’s at the core of what we should be all about.

As someone who has been immersed in the world of Children’s & Family Ministry for over 25 years, I get to see much of what is happening up close and personal. I see the events, the resources, the curriculum, the products and the people. It’s how I fulfill my calling. I love it and do everything I can to help equip others to successfully reach kids for Christ.

And there’s the rub.

Too many of us are too concerned about too many things other than reaching children for Christ.

The Gospel.

It’s why we do what we do. It should be the core of everything we do and infused into every element of our ministries. How to share it ought to be a core element of our training & equipping plan.

But too often it’s not.

Other things are important. Other things are relevant. Other things are critical and rightfully demand our attention.

But too often I encounter leaders and ministries who relegate the Gospel to the back burner or, worse, completely out the back door.

It seems to me that, when we fail to have an adequate focus on the Gospel, we might as well be telling our kids to…

Go to hell!

This article originally appeared here.

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Greg Baird is a Children’s Ministry veteran with over 20 years ministry experience. Greg has had the privilege of serving in four San Diego area churches, including under the leadership of both John Maxwell and David Jeremiah. He continues to fulfill his life calling through the ministry of, offering an experienced voice in equipping and connecting Children’s Ministry leaders around the country and around the world.