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As a dad, I love hearing my kids quote Scripture because I know God’s Word will be there for them long after their mom and I are gone. As their kids’ pastor, I love hearing them quote Scripture because I know the Word of God hidden in their hearts shapes their worldview.
The ultimate goal for kids is that they live for God the rest of their lives. Kids are under our care while the soft clay of their spirits is still fresh. We have them during their formative years. During their time in our ministry, they should receive so much of the Spirit of God and the Word of God that they can’t help but live for God, making Him the One they love and trust.
I do physical performances including mime, unicycling, and circus slapstick. I’m in my 50s and my body does not react the same as when I was in my 20s. In order to do what I do, I need to stay physically fit. Just as athletes train, I also need to physically train so that I can do this performance ministry.
As ministry leaders, we know the importance of being in the Word every day. It’s how we learn to know God. It’s one of the primary ways the Holy Spirit speaks truth into our lives. And as kids’ ministry leaders, we should do everything we can to help kids cultivate a love for Scripture … and it might not be as difficult as the statistics make you think.
Teaching kids to embrace the Holy Spirit’s presence in their lives is an important part of helping them grow as healthy disciples. Earlier this week, we discussed the idea that the Word and the Spirit are inseparable when it comes to knowing Jesus and following Him.
I believe it’s critically important to give kids age-appropriate lessons that help them listen and respond to the Holy Spirit while utilizing the Word of God as their plumb line. The Word and The Spirit are inseparable in the life of a believer.