- Whatever You Do, Remember It’s Still All About the Word of God. (Bible)
- Lifelong Discipleship Is the Outcome for Which We’re Looking. (Discipleship)
- The Starting Point in Discipleship Is the Gospel: Leading Kids to Know Christ. (Gospel)
- Emphasis on Evangelism and the Centrality of the Bible Is How We Make Lifelong Disciples. (Evangelism)
- It Really Does Take a Village: Discipleship Is Relational and Engages the Family. (Community / Church)
- We’re Struggling to Develop Kids Who Can Navigate Culture and Live Out a Gospel-Centered Faith. (Culture Engagement)
- Children’s Ministry Leaders Are Afraid We May Have Sacrificed Substance for Fun and Entertainment. (Fundamentals First)
- We Need a Program That Can Meet Digital Natives Where They Are. (Technology)
- We Need Flexibility So We Can Customize to Our Purpose and Needs. (Adaptable)
- Children’s Ministry Leaders Are Ready to Change If Curriculum Providers Can Provide Them With the Right Resource to Help. (Support Resources)
Some quotes from the book:
- “The objective of any children’s ministry should be to equip children with the tools they will need for life to grow as a disciple, defend their faith effectively, and make other disciples along their journey.”
- “Helping workers understand that the goal is evangelism and discipleship and relationships with families – that we aren’t just running programs so kids will be busy at church.”
- "Many fear that in the overwhelming busyness of running a children’s ministry program, we may have lost sight of the priority — making disciples of kids, parents, and leaders."
This is a good resource to use in knowing the changing and challenging environment we are in.