I’m really excited to be starting a small series of blogs focusing on today’s youth. I will be attending various successful children’s and youth ministries in my home church and blogging on each experience. My hope in observing is to learn about what it is that draws kids today to a genuine relationship with Jesus Christ. I want to know what tools the youth and children’s pastors and teachers are using as means to reach out and impact the hearts of our young generations. I want to know what works and how I can make a difference in the lives of my own children.
When becoming parents or guardians, we gain an awesome responsibility. It’s not just about making sure our children are fed, clothed, sheltered and loved. We need to recognize our children are entrusted to us on loan from God to bring up to serve Him. I believe one of the greatest injustices that can take place is not providing our children with the fullest opportunity to learn about the God who made them, loves them and wants His children to follow in His ways. To deny them such would be denying them blessing that is beyond what we could ever provide for them because God’s blessings are eternal. This is no small task! Thankfully God has given many people a heart to help reach out to our children; to inspire and to influence them.
As we provide opportunities for our children through Christian children’s and youth programs, we aren’t just passing the torch to our kids alone, but possibly our grandkids and other lives our children might touch through their obedience toward the Lord.
I look forward to sharing with you what I discover as well as thoughts on ways we can impact today’s youth whether the children are our own or not.
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