believe it’s important for preteens to start thinking about their
future and, for some kids, the possibility of pursuing a ministry
career. So we had our pastors and ministry leaders talk with our
preteens about why they felt led to pursue a career in ministry and
how they serve in our church.
Afterward we created a graffiti wall using black butcher paper and
colored chalk. Preteens wrote the qualities and traits of church
leaders on the wall. Then preteens wrote names of kids they felt
possessed those qualities. Finally, we had kids put their own names
with an asterisk next to it if they believed they might one day be
interested in pursuing a ministry career.
We followed up with the kids who expressed an interest in a
ministry career by offering leadership opportunities in the church
such as reading Scripture in the adult and children’s worship
services, brainstorming Bible lesson ideas, or shadowing ministry
staff and lay leaders.
This is excerpted from Children’s Ministry Magazine.
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