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Episode 337: The Importance of Children’s Ministry in Church Plants


In Episode 337 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed answer the question about how much focus a new church should dedicate to their children’s ministry. Here is today’s question:

” When you start a new church, would you focus on children’s ministry? Should that be your primary focus? Should everyone be all hands-on-deck in the children’s ministry? What advice do you have?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

What ages should have a children’s ministry when you begin
When to add in other grades and classes in children’s ministry

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

“Yes, everyone should be all hands-on-deck for children’s ministry. But, the children’s ministry should not be your primary focus in a new church.” – @edstetzer
“In North American English-speaking contexts, there is an expectation of children’s ministry for the youngest children from the beginning.” – @edstetzer
“From the beginning, it is preferable to have preschool and below children’s ministry available and separate from the service.” – @edstetzer
“Nursery is a responsibility of every person in the church that is qualified to be there.” – @edstetzer
“When it comes to launching a children’s ministry in your church, it depends on how many people are attending your church plant.” – @danielsangi

Additional Resources:

Be sure to check out the  Lifeway Leadership Network Podcasts
Check out the book at Planting Missionary Churches 
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Take a listen to The One Thing Podcast 
Ed Stetzer’s “rant” on bad research

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