Rob Purcell

Rob Purcell

Troy, MO / First Assembly Church

Rob Purcell lives in Troy, MO, and has been a staff pastor at First Assembly Church in St. Peters, MO, since August 2011. He has been married to his wife, Shelly, since June of 2002 and they are the proud parents of two children. Rob graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield, MO, with a BA in Children’s Ministry and Bible. He has served in children’s ministry for over 15 years. His desire is to lift up the mission of the Church. His passion is to win, equip, and empower people of all races and cultures for Jesus Christ. Pastor Rob believes his purpose is to partner with parents to train their child’s mind, body, and soul to live for God their whole life.

Connectivity with Your Leadership Team

Jesus was all about connecting with those who served Him. In fact, Jesus exemplified service in His relationship to others. Connection and relationship-building with volunteers should be one of the greatest rewards for a children’s pastor. This article lists points where connection with volunteers can happen and where they have happened.

The Value of Men in Kids' Ministry

While this topic may elicit a slew of thoughts, I want you to take a moment and imagine a kids’ ministry where no men are involved. Strange right? Think about a family that does not have a father in the picture. This, in my mind, would be similar to a kids’ ministry with no men.

The Holy Spirit

The involvement of the Holy Spirit is crucial in a child’s life. John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” If a child is to experience anything in the Christian life that has eternal value, the Holy Spirit is involved. The Holy Spirit is vital to a child. He is the One rooting for them, and kids need to know that.