WEEKLY KIDMIN QUESTION:
"I am wanting to get kids more involved in leadership. Do you use kids to help lead? If so what have you found works or doesn't work in training them?" - submitted by Chuck in Georgia
I am a firm believer of allowing kids to use their God-given talents in areas of ministry. It is VERY important that children begin serving in ministry as early as possible. It helps them avoid developing a "church is here to serve me" mentality. Instead, they focus on serving and leading others as a means of worship.
God has, can, and will use children in ministry. They often have the simple faith that delights God’s heart, and He responds by pouring out His blessings on them. God doesn’t seem to be waiting on them to grow up and become “the future of the church.” Children who have been saved by God’s grace and filled with His power have the same anointing that adults have with the same experience. As children’s evangelist, John Tasch observes:
“A child doesn’t have a Junior Holy Spirit while adults have a big Holy Spirit. It doesn’t work that way. When God gives out His Spirit, He gives it without measure and without size. Children just need someone to train them to do the work of the ministry.” (“Training And Equipping Children,” K! Magazine, Sept/Oct 2011)