Going Deep & Wide

by Doug Morrell Discipleship

Every church can develop a great children’s ministry, but George Barna says your efforts must be intentional.

From his book Transforming Children Into Spiritual Champions Barna writes, “I found that most of these ministries share an unusual technique: They identify a number of core principles that they hope to convey to children and they return to those principles year after year.”1

Using this technique, Barna noted that many churches repeat the same lessons over and over with the typical church touching upon just 20-40 specific episodes each year.

The results of this repetitive technique according to Barna are that “teachers lose their freshness and send a message to students that the Bible has a limited array of lessons to convey.”2 Read the rest of this entry »

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