Archives For Meredith Chapuis

Kids Bible

There is an art to children’s ministry. A balance must be struck between two opposing forces: fun and growth. Honestly, it’s a challenge, and no church strikes it just right. But we will keep trying and adjusting and improving, and with God’s help, a new generation will rise up to worship him.

When families visit your church they may verbally express a desire for their kids to grow spiritually (an honest plea from their hearts) but what they often don’t say that is also highly important to them is . . . they want their kids to have fun while at church. I know it is a crazy idea, but . . . kids like to have fun. And hopefully, your children’s ministry volunteers and leaders like to have fun as well.

So let’s do it! Let’s make children’s ministry a fun environment that kids look forward to. Churches are working toward this and achieving it. You see children’s ministry areas with huge slides, chalkboard walls, building blocks, goofy stage games, leaders jumping up and down and singing. But here comes the hard part . . . how do you keep that excitement and transform it into an opportunity to…

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Kids Ministry

For so many families in today’s world, life revolves around the kids. If you have kids, your calendar is probably full of events related to them. And it’s certainly not a bad thing that you love your kids and make them important. If you’re a parent, think through these questions:

  • What are the next 5 things on your personal to-do list?
  • Do you change your schedule/plans last minute when your children have something come up?
  • Do you plan your days, food, events, and outings around your kids?
  • Do you remember the last time you went to one of those “nice” restaurants?
  • Whom do you spend the most time thinking about? Praying over? Encouraging?

Parents will likely attend church where their kids want to go and, hopefully, where their kids get loved and discipled. As a Children’s Minister, I want your kids to be loved. I want the best for their future. I want the Gospel to invade the next generation of leaders. I want churches to reach kids, draw them in, and to equip parents to disciple their children well! I want them to love the time they spend at church so they are excited about showing up and learning about Jesus. So if you…

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