I’ve been thinking a lot this past week about child evangelism.
I’ve been asked to give a talk in a few weeks about reaching high-risk children, and that has me thinking a lot about a child’s faith development.
I simply raise the questions here rather than answer them.
I also invite you to contribute your thoughts in the comment section.
- How do children comprehend faith?
- How do churches reach children?
- Why should they reach children?
- Why should pastors allow resources to be spent in child evangelism?
- Why bother?
- How can children’s ministry leaders receive effective training?
- How can leaders be motivated to reach children when their own passions run low?
- How do leaders recover when their children disappoint them, seemingly to abandon faith once they leave for college?
- Is there a best way to reach children?
- How can a church integrate children into it’s current ministries instead of isolating children’s ministry from the rest of church life?
- How can children’s leaders call high-risk children to discipleship (where high risk is defined as abused, abandoned, or children of addicted parents)?
- Does the church partner with the parents in the faith development of children?
- Does the church take over the faith development of children when non-believing parents allow their kids to participate?
- How can the church minister to non-believing parents who don’t come but send their children?
- Are there simple tools to explain the gospel in age appropriate terms?
- How much does a child need to understand?
- How does a church disciple a child and shape their faith as they mature and grow?