Funky Foundations

Marvae EikanasFoundation, MinistryLeave a Comment

The world is changing at a rapid pace!

When I think about my own childhood and how talking on the phone meant you were limited to a three foot radius because you were tethered to the phone by a cord. Conversations had to be short so no one would miss a call. Long distance calls were made early in the morning or in the evenings to avoid higher rates.

Calls made outside your house meant having change and locating a phone booth or asking someone if you could use their phone.

Now you can talk on the phone virtually anywhere! Oh how my teenage heart would have enjoyed that!

Now there is a new iPhone, Galaxy or Blackberry every few months. And it is rare to find a home with a land line!

Phones are just one small way life is changing and affecting our culture.

Technology will continue to change, and as a result so will culture. To remain relevant to kids today you must be aware of these changes. At the same time it is good to know that God never changes. He is the same today, yesterday and forever. (Hebrews 13:8) His Word is still relevant and the perfect foundation to guide us in our lives and in our ministries!

What’s the foundation of your children’s ministry? What are you basing your decisions on?

It is easy to let trends, what’s new or cool, your preference, or majority opinion determine the direction your ministry is going.

How can you make sure that God’s Word remains your foundation?

1. Be in the Word Daily!

Life is full and making this a priority can be tricky! Without the daily reminders of Truth guiding your day to day decisions it is easy to drift.

2. Be Intentional

Use scripture to define the values for your children’s ministry. When decisions are made, consider how well the options align with your values. When was the last time you evaluated what you are currently doing to see if it is in keeping with the values of your ministry? What do you need to eliminate that is in opposition to your values? What needs to be added to better align with your values?

3. Be a Word Spreader

You can demonstrate how much you value Scripture by posting it all around you. Feature it in your hallways. Share it at your teacher meetings and when you communicate with parents.

Make memorizing scripture a priority not just for the children, but for teachers, and staff a well.

Choose a curriculum that is rooted in God’s Word.

Most importantly, let God’s Word guide all that you do!

 Your word is like a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. Psalm 119:105 (ICB)

What do you need to change to firm up the foundation of your children’s ministry?

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