Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Do Your Actions Match Your Words?

A couple months ago I wrote a post about how God has created children to learn by listening and watching and children to learn by moving and doing, but in Children's Ministry we tend to only present our message to children by having them sit and listen. I said; "Who do we think we are to try and force a child God created and loves into a box in which they do not fit? I am talking about how God created children to learn and how well we obey and follow what God has decided."

I had some people take offense at what I wrote, but I say it again. If we know there are children in our ministries who struggle with having to be shoved into a box in which they do not fit, and we say we love them, why do we insist on making them sit quietly in the box in which God did not intend for them to be? I say your words do not match with your actions. If you really love those children who are struggling, you would bring activity to your large group time.

We pay far too high a price when we insist on doing things our way and making those children fit into your box. The price far too often is those children bail on church as soon as they are able to do so and believe church is not for them . . . which most of the time translates into the Bible is not for them . . . which must mean, God is not for them.

Like I said, a price which is far too high.

So, think about it. Do your actions match your words? If not, what are you going to do about it?

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