Kidmin quotes

“Let the children come to Me and don’t hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to them.” ~ Jesus in Matthew 19:14

“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God.” ~ D.L. Moody

“Children’s ministry is ministering to a person at the most critical time in their life.” ~ Dale Hudson

“In the race to a child’s heart, the first one there wins.” ~ George Barna

“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” ~ Forest Witcraft

“When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?’  ‘Yes, Lord’, he said, ‘you know that I love you’ Jesus said, ‘Feed my lambs’.”  ~ Jesus in John 21:15

From article, “Feed My Lambs – The Tender Courage of the Christian Ministry”:

Both John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon believed that the reference to lambs in the first imperative refers to children, or to those who are children in the faith.  Both Wesley and Spurgeon pointed to the calling of the pastor to teach children, forming them in the faith and confronting them with the gospel.” ~ Albert Mohler

From article, “3 Cultural Changes That Create the ‘Perfect Storm Against the Church”:

“Fifteen to 20 years ago, the questions that you used to hear at universities about faith, Jesus and the Bible, about skepticisms, questioning what you believe in; questions that you used to hear in the last two years of college are now being asked by 10- and 11-year-olds.  It’s coming all right down through Facebook.” ~ Josh McDowell

From article, “8 Things Most People Don’t Get About Children’s Ministry”

Children’s ministry is the best place to invest your time and resources.”

“Without adults serving in children’s ministry, there is no children’s ministry.”

“We know the pathway of children is largely determined by their preschool years, and a child’s view of God is formed in their early years.  It’s in the preschool years that the foundation is laid for a child’s spiritual formation.  Children absorb more information in their first three years than any other time in life.”

Children are not just the church of tomorrow. They are the church of today and tomorrow.  They can serve today. They can make an impact now.  They can give now. They can pray big prayers now.  They can lead now.  They can bring people to Jesus now.” ~ Dale Hudson

“Children are like wet cement.  But remember, we only have a short window of time until the wet cement turns to concrete.  We must impress God’s Word, wisdom and ways into their lives while we have the opportunity. ”  ~ Dale Hudson

“The data indicated that the most fertile time for the gospel is when children are in the 10-to-12 age bracket: 20% accepted Christ during that window of time.” ~ George Barna Group in 2017

“Time spent ministering to a child is never time wasted.” ~ Dawn Latero

“Those children who are of sufficient years to sin and be saved by faith have to listen to the gospel and receive it by faith. And they can do this, God the Holy Spirit helping them. There is no doubt about it, because great numbers have done it. I will not say at what age children are first capable of receiving the knowledge of Christ, but it is much earlier than some fancy.” ~ Charles Spurgeon

 

 

 

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