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Children’s Ministry

“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
— Matthew 19:14
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Academic Level

Introductory

Duration

Short

Certificate/Assessment

Certificate of Completion

Study Method

Online

Children's Ministry

"The kingdom of heaven belongs to children. So how can we create a culture where children are not only singing or doing actions, but they're connecting with God, encountering God, hearing God's voice to enter the kingdom of heaven. You need to be humble like a child addressing the pride we sometimes have as adults. But the person of the Holy Spirit is available to all people, which includes children. There is no junior holy spirit in the kingdom. God pours out his spirit on children as well.
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Pastor Andrew Austin
Berwick Church of Christ

Children's Ministry Overview

Children’s Ministry? In this quick and effective short course we are going to answer the important question, “How do I minister to kids?” If you’re considering volunteering or you are already serving in children’s ministry then this course is perfect for you. 

This course is a great introduction to thinking practically about children’s ministry.  Children are a vital part of any church community, they are the future of the church as well.  This subject involves much more than simply thinking about playdough or craft – it takes you to God’s word to help shape your understanding of children’s ministry practice.

Who is Children's Ministry for

Children's Ministry Enrolment Options

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$ 0
  • Local Church Skills
  • Volunteer Training
  • Practical, Simple & Complete
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$ 10
  • Local Church Skills
  • Volunteer Training
  • Practical, Simple & Complete
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What you will learn

The Future of the Church

Discipleship

Relationship Building

Weekend Kid’s Service

Included Course

Children's Ministry

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This course is a great introduction to thinking practically about children’s ministry.  Children are a vital part of any church community, they are the future of the church as well.  This subject involves much more than simply thinking about playdough or craft – it takes you to God’s word to help shape your understanding of children’s ministry practice.

Curriculum Covered

1. The Future of the Church
2. Discipleship (1) Salvation & Spiritual Disciplines
3. Discipleship (2) Baptism of the Holy Spirit
4. Discipleship (3) Evangelism & Spiritual Gifts
5. Relationship Building (1) Interacting with Children
6. Relationship Building (2) Interacting with Parents
7. Relationship Building (3) Honouring Leadership
8. Weekend Kid’s Service (1)
9. Weekend Kid’s Service (2)

About your instructor

Andrew Austin profile

Ps Andrew Austin

Former Children's Pastor at Berwick Churches of Christ. Have you ever considered why God instituted family? What's Jesus opinion of the family? What role does the family have in society? God has designed the family and the role that the family and faith play in children's lives is critically important. My hope is that you find clarity into the important role family plays in society today.

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Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2022

I enjoyed the course, found it refreshing. I believe children’s ministry is the future of the church, and our job is to equip the next generation which this course does. I think as Pastors we should instill the teaching of the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children. This course was a reminder about the love Jesus has for children, and we as adults should aspire to be more like children with their faith as asked by Jesus we need to have childlike faith. Its our responsibility to ensure children do not stumble and falter, to keep them in the church by uplifting them, loving them and protecting them.
Every kid has a miracle in them, pure example is in the bible (John 6:1-9), the boy had such faith Jesus was able to feed the crowd of 5000 from five loaves and two fish. The gifts and talents of children in God’s hand can do miracles and influence those in their fields of influence, this can be anywhere from schools to households, we need to lead them and guide them to strengthen their faith in God.
This course has also taught me that we need to teach our children that they are as equally valuable as us adults to God and His kingdom, it has encourage me to be humble in faith like a child. Jesus’s heart is to protect children from Sin and Evil, we need to teach the kids more about the Holy Spirit and let them know they have the Holy Spirit within them as well and that it is not reserved for adults only but for anyone who accepts Him.
I have worked in children’s ministry and loved every moment of it, I feel by doing this course I have a better understanding of how to better the lives of children that come to the church, to better their walk and faith and to empower them more. Thank you so much for this course.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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Children's Ministry Reviews

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Children's Ministry

Rated 5 out of 5
April 27, 2022

I enjoyed the course, found it refreshing. I believe children’s ministry is the future of the church, and our job is to equip the next generation which this course does. I think as Pastors we should instill the teaching of the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to children. This course was a reminder about the love Jesus has for children, and we as adults should aspire to be more like children with their faith as asked by Jesus we need to have childlike faith. Its our responsibility to ensure children do not stumble and falter, to keep them in the church by uplifting them, loving them and protecting them.
Every kid has a miracle in them, pure example is in the bible (John 6:1-9), the boy had such faith Jesus was able to feed the crowd of 5000 from five loaves and two fish. The gifts and talents of children in God’s hand can do miracles and influence those in their fields of influence, this can be anywhere from schools to households, we need to lead them and guide them to strengthen their faith in God.
This course has also taught me that we need to teach our children that they are as equally valuable as us adults to God and His kingdom, it has encourage me to be humble in faith like a child. Jesus’s heart is to protect children from Sin and Evil, we need to teach the kids more about the Holy Spirit and let them know they have the Holy Spirit within them as well and that it is not reserved for adults only but for anyone who accepts Him.
I have worked in children’s ministry and loved every moment of it, I feel by doing this course I have a better understanding of how to better the lives of children that come to the church, to better their walk and faith and to empower them more. Thank you so much for this course.

Jean-Pierre Fotinidis
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