Over the next few days I will give my thoughts on gospel-centered children’s curriculum. I’m not a children’s director, I’m a pulpit pastor. Yet I think, as you will see in my following posts, that what our age-graded ministries teach should be the concern of both the age-graded staff and senior church leadership. Personally, I have been thinking about this for quite some time, come to some conclusions about it and asked to present my thoughts to a handful of churches. In preparation for this I’ve tried to write these thoughts in some organized fashion, thoughts I have shared with my own church’s age-graded ministries. In the end, I wound up with about ten or so pages of philosophy that I’d like to post in five consecutive installments. This means that some of you will “check out” over the next week while others will read, dialogue and make your own decisions. I would challenge you to read these posts and see how they compliment or contrast what your church is teaching children. I don’t promise to have it all figured out, only to attempt to think about it in a way that I pray is helpful.
Gospel-Centered Children’s Curriculum – Intro
If I heard it once I heard it a million times. It went something like this… “I accepted Jesus as my Savior when I was
The reading lists of church staffs often fall into stereotypical lines where books are chosen according to how well they help one “do” the ministry