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1 What’s happening in Children’s Ministry?

2 MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE AGE GROUPINGS What’s happening in Children’s Ministry?

3 MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE AGE GROUPINGS MOVED PRESCHOOL BACK TO THE CHURCH CAMPUS What’s happening in Children’s Ministry?

4 MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE AGE GROUPINGS MOVED PRESCHOOL BACK TO THE CHURCH CAMPUS BACKGROUND CHECKS/FINGERPRINTING OF ALL VOLUNTEERS What’s happening in Children’s Ministry?

5 MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE AGE GROUPINGS MOVED PRESCHOOL BACK TO THE CHURCH CAMPUS BACKGROUND CHECKS/FINGERPRINTING OF ALL VOLUNTEERS WORKING ON A SHIFT TO A MORE FAMILY-BASED APPROACH What’s happening in Children’s Ministry?

6 What is Family-Based Ministry?

7 FIRST, LET’S LOOK AT WHAT IT IS NOT What is Family-Based Ministry?

8 Traditional Age-Segregated Ministry Completely segregated for education, worship and fellowship

9 Traditional Age-Segregated Ministry Completely segregated for education, worship and fellowship Most mega-churches follow this model

10 Modified Age-Segregated Ministry Together for worship and for some fellowship, segregated for education and some fellowship

11 Modified Age-Segregated Ministry Together for worship and for some fellowship, segregated for education and some fellowship Where we are now

12 A More Family-Based Ministry Together for worship

13 A More Family-Based Ministry Together for worship More cooperation & support for at-home spiritual nurturing and education

14 A More Family-Based Ministry Together for worship More cooperation & support for at-home spiritual nurturing and education More intentional multi- generational and family- oriented fellowship opportunities

15 A More Family-Based Ministry Together for worship More cooperation & support for at-home spiritual nurturing and education More intentional multi- generational and family- oriented fellowship opportunities Where we hope to end up

16 Huge change by tomorrow?

17 It will be a process

18 Huge change by tomorrow? It will be a process If successful, it will need to involve more than just Children’s Ministry

19 Huge change by tomorrow? It will be a process If successful, it will need to involve more than just Children’s Ministry  Women’s Ministry  Men’s Ministry  Youth Ministry  Church-wide efforts

20 Why? What is the goal of this change? The Church needs to take a much bigger role in making sure that our young people are discipled and nurtured in their faith – completely convinced of the truth of the gospel and equipped to go out and make more disciples.

21 Why? What is the goal of this change? The Church needs to take a much bigger role in making sure that our young people are discipled and nurtured in their faith – completely convinced of the truth of the gospel and equipped to go out and make more disciples. This is not happening – about 75% of “churched” kids are leaving the church, and their faith, by the end of their freshman year in college.

22 Why? What is the goal of this change? The Church needs to take a much bigger role in making sure that our young people are discipled and nurtured in their faith – completely convinced of the truth of the gospel and equipped to go out and make more disciples. This is not happening – about 75% of “churched” kids are leaving the church, and their faith, by the end of their freshman year in college. The Church has to find new ways to help parents truly disciple and spiritually nurture their children.

23 FIRST STEPS Encouraging Family Devotions/Family Worship in our homes

24 FIRST STEPS Encouraging Family Devotions/Family Worship in our homes Introduction of new children’s curriculum with “At Home” elements

25 168 HOURS IN WEEK OF EVERY CHILD 1/168

26 168 HOURS IN WEEK OF EVERY CHILD CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HAS THEM FOR: 1/168

27 168 HOURS IN WEEK OF EVERY CHILD CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HAS THEM FOR: 1 HOUR DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL 1/168

28 168 HOURS IN WEEK OF EVERY CHILD CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HAS THEM FOR: 1 HOUR DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL 40 MINUTES DURING SERMON TIME 1/168

29 168 HOURS IN WEEK OF EVERY CHILD CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HAS THEM FOR: 1 HOUR DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL 40 MINUTES DURING SERMON TIME 1 ½ HOURS FOR AWANA 1/168

30 168 HOURS IN WEEK OF EVERY CHILD CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HAS THEM FOR: 1 HOUR DURING SUNDAY SCHOOL 40 MINUTES DURING SERMON TIME 1 ½ HOURS FOR AWANA GRAND TOTAL OF AT MOST 3 HOURS & 10 MINS 3/168

31 New Curriculum

32 THE FOUNDATIONAL PASSAGE IN THE BIBLE FOR BIBLICAL PARENTING LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL AND WITH ALL YOUR STRENGTH. THESE COMMANDMENTS THAT I GIVE YOU TODAY ARE TO BE UPON YOUR HEARTS. IMPRESS THEM ON YOUR CHILDREN. TALK ABOUT THEM WHEN YOU SIT AT HOME AND WHEN YOU WALK ALONG THE ROAD, WHEN YOU LIE DOWN AND WHEN YOU GET UP. D6 = Deuteronomy 6:5-7

33 D6 Video

34 Home Elements of the D6 Program

35 content/uploads/2011/08/Lesson-4_Home- Connection-Fall-2011.pdf

36 Home Elements of the D6 Program

37 Home Elements of the D6 Program Show video

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