“A Unique Promise of Reward…”

“In Matthew 10 Jesus said those who give even cold water to little ones receive a reward that cannot be lost. He simply did not make that promise to other ministries…. those who can do ANYTHING in children’s ministry—such as prepare the refreshments—have a unique promise of reward others cannot claim.”

–         Roger Fields, KidzBlitz

Acknowledging that all ministry matters, Victory Circle affirms that ministry to children:

1)     Should be the church’s top priority.[1]

2)     Should be central to the overall outreach plans[2]

3)     Is the single most strategic ministry in God’s kingdom.[3]

Victory Circle further affirms that in order to achieve long-term success and efficacy, Christian ministry must work in concentric, interlocking circles sharing the same center – the Cross of Christ.  Church and para-church ministries must pay special attention to the fact that children occupy a special place within these “concentric circles” of ministry as well as a unique place in God’s heart, and that all ministry endeavors, activities, resource allocation, staffing, funding, institutional priorities, programs, and other choices should reflect this priority.

We’ll suggest how next time. See ya soon!

[1] Bishop, Allen, Children’s Minister, Severens Valley Baptist Church.

[2] Children’s Ministry is Not Child’s Play, Kentucky Baptist Convention, http://www.kybaptist.org/kbc/welcome.nsf/pages/pceffmin

[3] Barna, George, Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions.


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