This booklet is a guide for pastors, elders, volunteer children’s leaders, parents, and others in the local church who wish to understand and learn how to organize a new children’s ministry or strengthen an existing one. This small volume sets forth a philosophy and mission of children’s ministries, followed by suggestions of programs for children that could be tried in the local church. It also attempts to apply the eight characteristics of a healthy church, as proposed by Christian Schwarz, to a healthy children’s ministries program, thus providing an integrated approach for children’s ministries to function within the overall ministries of the church.
Pastors and elders will find this booklet practical and easy to use as they participate in nurturing the spirituality of the children within the church. In today’s world where children are flooded with ideas and values that conflict with those of the Adventist Church, it is imperative that every local church and leader find ways to help our children make right decisions about their faith.
Paperback. 84 pages. Copyright 2005.