... a 7-year-old steals the family car and drives himself home. The boy told his father he didn't want to go to church. There's even YouTube video of the police chase. Even though this is a silly example and reflects more on the child's bad behavior than the merits of the children's ministry - it still prompts a couple of important questions:
- Is your children's ministry a place where kids not only want to come to - but also a place people and parents want to volunteer?
- Is the time on Sunday morning, not only engaging and fun, but does it also build the necessary biblical foundations and cultivate in the children's hearts a love for Jesus?
- What kind of first impression does you children's ministry give to visitors? Will they want to come back?
- Does your children's ministry have clear outcomes? What does it want to accomplish in the lives of the children?