Our LOV Children's Ministry group (ages 3 - 9) meets each Sunday immediately after Praise and Worship in the church house. Offering a full spectrum of learning to children with all different abilities, our teachers bring excitement to learning about Jesus! Classes are lead by Joan Allis, Barb Tomasik, Nin & Jean Bogue, and Ashley Boyer.
A message from Joan Allis- Children's Ministry Director
Why You Should Serve In Children’s Ministry?
- Children are important to God
I don’t know about you, but I want to serve in ways that matter most to God. There is no question about God’s attitude toward children. The Bible tells us that kids are a blessing from God. While Jesus was on earth, He made a point to welcome children and to affirm their value. He even talked about punishment for anyone who would abuse a child. Make no mistake, kids matter to God. If God’s priorities matter to you, then you should serve in Children’s Ministry.
- Serving in Children’s Ministry multiplies your efforts long-term
There are few ministry opportunities that allow you to impact the future in such a direct way. When you love and teach kids, you are also influencing generations to come. These children will one day become parents and church leaders themselves. If you want to change the world long-term, then you should serve in Children’s Ministry.
- Reaching children should be a top priority for the church
It’s been proven that most people who will come to Christ do so when they are young. The childhood years are the years of greatest opportunity to make a spiritual impact in their lives. If you want to see people come to Christ, then you should serve in Children’s Ministry.
- Serving children will build humility into your character
Too often, those who work hard in the church nursery or Sunday school are not given credit for their service. “Out of sight out of mind,” is the way most churches operate. While this can be discouraging, I think it’s a blessing in disguise. Like so many other acts of service done quietly, the rewards come in heaven. But in the here-and-now, I am glad for a humble place to serve.
- Serving kids will make you a more patient person
Children’s Ministry is unpredictable and even the best plans can be torpedoed by a disruptive child. This is another blessing in disguise, working with kids will teach you patience. Where else can you gain this excellent fruit of the Spirit in as little as one hour each week?
- The #1 qualification is love
As a young Christian, I discovered that many avenues of church service were beyond my abilities. You may never sing a solo or preach a sermon in church, but God wants you to find a place of ministry. Serving in the Children’s Ministry is open to almost all Christians. If you love God and his children, then there are many different ways for you to help.
If you feel led by God to minister to our LOV Kids, please contact Joan Allis at 716.830.1231.