The other day on Google wave Chris Chancey posted and interview he had with Dallas Willard. I found it helpful and several things that Dr. Willard had to say spoke to me so I asked Chris if I could post it because I believe there are lots of nuggets to think about from the oldest veteran out there to the kids pastor just starting out.
2. What are some ways that you suggest I invest in a few of them?
– Visit them at home
Many children’s pastors I know get bogged down in their administrative duties. Communicating with the parents first of course, and then spending time with a child at their home can cure any emotions of workaholic-ism. This can also begin to answer the question of how you impact families and kids outside of the few hours a month they may come in the doors of your church.
- Know their families
By knowing the child’s family, whether the parents are regular church attendees or never com at all, can have a major impact on the family. If you see a secondary purpose in children’s ministry as to reach the family, then knowing them should be imperative.