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Being the primary spiritual influencers for our children can be a heavy burden to carry.  It can be very intimidating. What if they have a question that I can’t answer? Maybe you have thought this, or can at least sympathize. Well, here’s the good news. You don’t have to have all the answers.

I am a professional children’s minister. Some might consider me an “expert”. I would never claim that title, but it is what some people think. Unfortunately, this feeling that those of us in church leadership are the ”experts” can keep discipleship from happening at home. Well, here’s more good new:

I don’t have all the answers either.

The truth is that our kids don’t need us to have all the answers. In fact it is often better to help them work through these things for themselves. This is how they develop a faith of their own. When they come to you with a question that you can’t answer, TAKE them to the Bible. When we do this they learn that the Bible is where the answers are.

We lead our kids, not by giving them all the answers, but by helping them to find them, by finding the answers with them. We lead our kids by SHOWING them what it means to be a Godly man or woman, a Godly mother or father. This, too, can be intimidating, but don’t worry, they don’t expect us to be perfect. So, be encouraged. God has tasked you with being spiritual leaders for the kids that He has placed in your care, but He has and will give you the tools you need to do it.

 

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About the Author

My name is Matt Norman and I am the Children’s Pastor at The Rock in Winter Haven, FL. I am married to my high school sweet heart Kim and have two kids; Trey, 11 and Jayden, 4. I love being in ministry to children and their parents, as well as to other adults. I love sharing the gospel and other Biblical truths. I love worshiping and leading worship.  I love seeing kids grow spiritually. I love equipping God’s people for works of good service. Basically, I love ministry. In addition to ministry I have spent 17 years working in a local hospital, 16 of them in the emergency room. Trust me this experience comes in handy in children’s ministry. God is working in my life. I don’t yet know what he has planned, but I know that it is going to be cool. I’m watching and praying and doing what I can to make myself ready for whatever it is that God is working out in my life and my ministry. I love teaching kids and adults alike. If you are looking for a camp speaker, or a special speaker for your training event then use the email link at the top of the page to contact me. I would love to come along side you to have a greater impact on kids and their families for The Kingdom.