Children are like arrows in the Master's hand. Psalms 127:3-5 says, "Behold children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is His reward. Happy is the man whose quiver is full of them." Each Sunday in churches across America and overseas there are children's workers ministering and teaching children and families the most important stories of the Bible, through sketches, object lessons, music, puppetry and more.
If you're looking for an extreme challenge with a great reward then you have heard from God to be involved with children in ministry. Let The Essentials teach you how to effectively build a children's ministry program in your local church or create a deeper understanding of what God is looking for in you to help your church children's ministry grow.
It takes a team to effectively minister to a lot of children every Sunday around the World. In order to be effective at it you must first have a vision. The Essentials is written to help guide pastors and volunteer leaders through the process of finding the churches' vision, the pastors vision and the part each one plays in fulfilling that purpose and plan. Shawn says, "It is all about keeping it simple so everyone can run the race together and with The Essentials necessary to create a successful Children's Ministry Department in your church, for your city. "
Shawn has served as Children's Pastor in his local church since 1993 and has been the Director of multiple Children's Camps and Vacation Bible Schools. He is currently launching Kids For God Ministries because he believes the SOLE goal of any Children's Ministry should be to bring children to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.