“One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.” – Mark. 10:13-16.

Many of you have at one time or another probably asked yourself this question: “Why should I serve in the Kid’s ministry?” Without generalizing, most people don’t serve in children’s ministry because it’s a stepping stone to something else, because it’s not really. You probably don’t serve in Kid’s ministry because it’s a ministry that is for everyone, because it isn’t. And you probably would not volunteer in the children’s ministry because you want to be a babysitter.

You should serve in the Kid’s ministry because you get to teach kids the Bible and be a part of making disciples. Children are born with an innate sense of wonder and faith that is real and authentic. As teachers and leaders our role is to provide a foundation of experiences on which children build a life of learning and growth toward a mature and vital faith.

You should serve in the Kid’s ministry because there are few ministry opportunities that allow you to impact the future in such a direct way. When you love and teach kids on Sunday, you are also influencing generations to come. These children will one day become parents and church leaders themselves. If you want to change the world long-term, then you should serve in Kid’s ministry.

You should serve in the Kid’s ministry because it’s been proven that most people who will come to Christ do so when they are young. The childhood years are the years of greatest opportunity for the Gospel.  And you should serve in the Kid’s ministry because while other avenues of church service may be beyond your abilities; you may never sing a solo or preach a sermon in church. Serving in the Kid’s ministry is open to almost all Christians. If you love God and His children, then there are many different ways for you to become a contributor.

Can you think of anything greater than having a child come walk up to you and say, “Thank you for teaching God’s Word to us.”

That, friends, is why you should serve in children’s ministry.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why should you serve in the Kid’s ministry?   
  2. Why is teaching God’s ways to our children so important?
  3. Pray about serving in the Kid’s ministry this week.