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Summer 2001 - Empowering the Next Generation: Children's Ministries Today

Theme Articles

Ask the Superintendent
Children’s Ministries: the Church’s Priority
Interview With Thomas E. Trask
In a day when children are often seen but not heard, General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask reminds us that the church of today and the church for tomorrow must be built on the pillars of an effective children’s ministry.

Children’s Ministries—Building Tomorrow’s Church
Interview With David Boyd, Dick Gruber, and Jim Wideman
Three long-time champions of children’s ministries discuss how a quality children’s ministry attracts young families and builds tomorrow’s church.

Children’s Ministries: Helping To Grow A 21st-Century Church
By David Boyd
Churches across America are discovering that ministry to children is a vital key to church growth. Here are several practical suggestions for making your children’s ministry all that it can be.

Being A Pastor/Coach To Your Children’s Ministry Leader
By John M. Palmer
What 26 years of pastoring taught one man about the importance of being a pastor/coach to his children’s ministries leader.

Preparing For A Spirit-Filled Children’s Ministry
By Billy Burns
Are we impacting a generation of children with a Holy Spirit-given, heartfelt message, or are we just tickling their five physical senses?

Building An Effective Children’s Ministry Team In the Smaller Church
By Joey Ellis
Here are proven principles for building an effective children’s ministry in the smaller congregation.

Impacting Inner-City Kids For Christ
Interview with Rod Baker, David Boyd, and Gilbert Ceballos
Even amid guns and gangs, children in the inner city are being reached for Christ. Listen to the corporate spirit of some who are doing it.

Encouraging Male Involvement In Children’s Ministries
By Gene Roncone
It is time for men to overcome the obstacles and observe the outcome of involvement in children’s ministry.

Special-Needs Children—Reaching Families No One Is Reaching
By Larry Sauter
How successful are we at ministering to people who are different?

BGMC: Impacting the World And the Next Generation
By Mary Boyd
Is your church giving God an opportunity to speak to the hearts of children through BGMC?


I Saw What I Saw
By Mark Rutland
Dare we be content to be Pentecostals who fully understand our Pentecostal distinctives but stand apart from them experientially?

The Classroom of Ministry Transition
By Les Welk
Properly facing and dealing with a transition can spell the difference between future success or failure. Here are 10 lessons that will assist you when facing a ministry transition.


Ministry Matters
By Gary R. Allen

In Closing
By David Boyd


Word Study
Your Sons And Daughters Will Prophesy
By Stanley M. Horton

Worship In the Church
The Worship No One Sees
By Paul Ferrin

Clergy, Church & Law
Creating “False Memories” of Childhood Sexual Abuse
By Richard Hammar

The Leaders Edge
Two Buckets on Their Way to the Well
By T. Ray Rachels

Family Matters
Thoughts From a Pastor/Dad
By C. Stanley Burgess

Counselors Corner
Rehabilitating the Heart: Ministry to Children of Discord
By Gary and Debbie Pratt

We Build People
We Build Kids: Developing a Strategy for a Purpose-Driven Children’s Ministry
By LeRoy Bartel

Preaching That Connects
Power of Everyday Disciple Illustrations
By Craig Brian Larson

When Pews Are Few
Wrestling With the Sumo-sized Church (the unique challenges of pastoring in the shadow of the larger church)
By Greg Asimakoupoulos

Salt & Light
Evangelism and Children
By Randy Hurst

Financial Concepts
Stewardship as a Ministry in the Local Church—Multiple Strategies for Stewardship
By Randall K. Barton


Sermon Seed
Ministry Ideas
Illustrate It
Book Reviews
News & Resources
With Christ

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