Wednesday, August 10, 2005

An Introduction To God-Centered Children’s Ministry

An Introduction To God-Centered Children’s Ministry

If you are ready to move toward a Christ-exalting, bible-saturated, God-centered approach to Children’s ministry: I hope this site will be helpful.

Let me point out the Nine Marks Interview with David and Sally Michael. They lead the Children’s Ministry at John Piper’s Church. This interview is a good introduction to what they do at Bethlehem. I will hold further comment since I am currently reviewing their 2005 Children Ministry Leadership Conference CD’s. Their passion to make Christ known to the next generation has certainly been spreading in my heart, family and church. Anyone using their materials please let me know, I would love to hear from you.

3 comments:

Russell said...

Hi Tony,

What a privilege to be the first to post your blog! I think you have a great topic here and I look forward to more. It seems we have similar values when it comes to CM. Here is a link to another curriculum publisher that you may find interesting (http://www.gcp.org/products_a.asp?id=991132738271 ). I appreciate their distinctives.

From their website:

THE WHOLE COUNSEL OF GOD
The Reformed approach to the Bible sees it as the complete, unified Word of God. Therefore, we examine each part in light of the whole...ultimately to grasp the entirety of God's revelation to us.

GOD-WARD FOCUS
When we encounter any biblical truth, it teaches us about God as our sovereign Creator/Redeemer/King. And we discover man's chief end: To glorify God and enjoy him forever!

SHOW ME JESUS™
The unfolding story of salvation is the focal point of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Showing Jesus, who came to seek and save the lost, pervades everything we publish.

COVENANTAL PERSPECTIVE
God's covenant of grace is a key thread that ties the Bible together. We build on this theme to teach all ages about his constant promise to be our God.

THE HOME LINK
The mission of growing in grace and passing our faith on to the next generation calls for a partnering of church leaders and parents.

GCP resources are rooted deeply in the Reformed faith as taught in the Westminster Standards. Biblically straightforward, doctrinally sound, warmly personal...the fruit of changed lives tells the story!

...we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ."- Ephesians 4:15 (ESV)

Dei Gratia!

Russell said...

Oh! I forgot to mention we are using Piper's material in my church. It is really rich material. Some of the teachers have said they would like to see the adults go through it ;-)

Tony K. said...

Russell,
Thanks for the encouragemnet and the info.