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Children’s Ministries Help These 25 Largest U.S. Churches Thrive

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Each year, Outreach magazine releases a list of the largest and fastest-growing churches in America. Without exception, the churches always have great children’s ministries. And children’s ministry makes a big impact not only on kids but on the entire church. Children’s ministries can spur major growth within congregations.

I personally know many church leaders on this list. Trust me: Their passion is to reach the next generation. The size of their church is simply a by-product of that passion. These leaders know that behind every number is a person Jesus loves and died for. And they want people to experience that love. 

The current size of your church shouldn’t be your main focus. Instead, pay attention to the people outside your church walls who need Jesus. That’s what should keep us up at night, as we obey Jesus’ Great Commission. Many people in our communities are far from God.

Transfer growth shouldn’t be our goal. Growth by reaching lost people should define us. 

Some of you serve in small towns, without millions of people nearby to reach. But percentage wise, you may be larger than some churches on this list.

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Dale Hudson has been serving in children's ministry for over 30 years. He is an author, speaker and ministry leader.  He is the founder and director of Building Children's Ministry. BCM helps churches build strong leaders, teams and children's ministries.  (www.buildingchildrensministry.com)