I began teaching Sunday School when I was 16 years old, more years ago than I like to remember most days. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about sharing the faith with children. In fact I thought I knew everything that I needed to know about being an adult Christian. After all, I had been confirmed in the faith!
Fortunately for me and for the children that I worked with I grew up. I quickly realized that in many cases the children had more to teach me about God, about love, about being Jesus’ friend, than I could ever teach them.
Here is what I love most about children’s ministry:
- The children – their energy, their love, their questions
- Being able to cut, paste and use glitter!
- Working with families as they engage in the life of the church
- My own children – who as they grew taught me more about the faith than I thought was possible
So what about you? Why do you love Children’s Ministry? Let’s begin the conversation.