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

“D.L. Moody once returned from a meeting and reported two and a half conversions. ‘Two adults and a child, I suppose?’ asked his host. ‘No’, said Moody, ‘two children and an adult. The children gave their whole lives. The adult had only half to give’.

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

Dale Hudson

“You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.”

Charles Spurgeon

We will not believe more than we know, and we will not live higher than our beliefs. The many fronts of Christian compromise in this generation can be directly traced to biblical illiteracy in the pews and the absence of biblical preaching and teaching in our homes and churches.”

Dr. Albert Mohler

“Families, churches and parachurch ministries must recognize that primary window of opportunity for effectively reaching people with the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection is during the pre-teen years. It is during those years that people develop their frames of reference for the remainder of their life – especially theologically and morally. Consistently explaining and modeling truth principles for young people is the most critical factor in their spiritual development.”

Barna Research article, “Evangelism Is Most Effective Among Kids”

“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

“Ignorance of Scripture is the root of all error and makes a man helpless in the hand of the devil.”

J.C. Ryle

“The power for good or evil that resides in a little child is great beyond all human calculation. A child rightly trained may be a world-wide blessing, with an influence reaching onward to eternal years. But a neglected or misdirected child may live to blight and blast mankind, and leave influences of evil which shall roll on in increasing volume till they plunge into the gulf of eternal perdition.”

George Muller

“Seek to cherish in your children early the habit of being interested about the work of God, and about cases of need and distress, and use them too at suitable times, and under suitable circumstances, as your almoners, and you will reap fruit from doing so.”

George Muller

“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

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

“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, “3 Cultural Changes That Create the ‘Perfect Storm’ Against the Church”

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

“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

“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.” 

Barna Group – from 2017 Survey, “Christians Are Not Spreading the Gospel”

“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

“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Frederick Douglas

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

George Barna
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