In my twenty-three years as a kids’ pastor, I can’t tell you how many times a parent has walked up to me after church and asked, “My son was asking me questions about baptism last night. Would you meet with him to explain what water baptism is all about?” I’ve received countless emails that say something like, “My daughter asked me what it means to be saved. I don’t want to confuse her, so can I set her up an appointment with you this week? I’m sure you can explain it better than I can.” Parents have asked me to talk to their kids about every conceivable spiritual question.
I’m happy to help, but when a parent asks ME to talk their kid about spiritual issues instead of them…my answer is always, “No.” Now, before you decide I am the meanest Children’s Pastor on the planet, watch this video and you'll understand where I am coming from. In this video, I explain why I believe the primary sources of spiritual conversation for these kids should be their own parents. Too often, parents and grandparents believe they aren’t qualified to impart spiritual wisdom to kids.
Take a few moments and watch what I share in this video. I think it will cause you to have a seismic shift in your view of what "Spiritual Conversations" with your kids can look like.
This is the third in a series of videos taken from my new book, "Talk Now And Later: How To Lead Kids In Life's Tough Topics." If you missed the first two videos, you can find them here: