Sunday, April 2, 2017

Children's Ministry On Purpose By Steve Adams

Children's Ministry On Purpose By Steve Adams

Many children’s ministries are a flurry of activity, run by dedicated volunteers and staff who put in long hours and work hard for the good of the children and parents they serve. Yet despite good intentions, many children’s ministries today are not effective. They lack purpose and intentionality.

A twenty-five year veteran of children’s ministry in the local church, pastor Steve Adams has ministered to families in multiple churches, from tiny church plants to his present position at Saddleback Church. In this book, Steve applies the revolutionary insights of the Purpose Driven Church to children’s ministry and leads readers on a journey of discovery, showing them how to develop an intentional ministry process that moves children toward spiritual health while building a healthy ministry environment for those who work with kids. You will learn how to ask and answer five simple but powerful questions:

Why are we on this journey?
Where are you and where are you going?
Who are we trying to reach?
How will we move our children towards spiritual health?
What are the essential elements necessary for the journey?
There is no single key to a successful children’s ministry, nor is there only one way that works for everyone. But there is a proven process you can follow and Steve shows how children’s ministries all over the world are reaching their God-given potential by discovering their biblical purpose, avoiding the traps of frustration and burnout

My Thoughts:

As a volunteer in our children's ministry at church, I found this book to have some insightful information. This book has lots of great information and approaches to children's ministry, but as Adam points out, their is no perfect model or curriculum that will make your children's ministry successful. The overall theme of this book is  that it is a guide to help children's pastors navigate their way through children's ministry and work towards a more healthy ministry. Adam has 25 years worth of experience and this book has real-life experience or wisdom that he shares. This book is laid out with principles that I think will make a difference in your ministry. After reading this book, I think you will find passion for working with children in a new way. Thank you to Wynn Wynn media for providing me a complimentary copy for review. A favorable review was not required. I give this book 5/5 stars. 

1 comment:

Cafinated-Reads Molly said...

I'll have to tell my church's pastor about this book. Thank you for your thoughts and for sharing!

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