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Has Your Church Forgotten About Children's Ministry?

I was at a church a few years ago that had no children. No babies. No toddlers. No preschoolers. No elementary children. No teenagers.

As I looked around, it became very clear that this church was dying a slow death. Zoom forward a few years and you will see a church that is permanently closed.

If you ask me what happened, I would respond by saying, "They were not intentional about passing on the faith to the next generation."

A recent report from Barna has revealed that 56% of children's ministry leaders agree somewhat that children's ministry is often forgotten by their church.

What are some signs that a church has forgotten about children's ministry?

Physical Space - the place where children meet at the church is subpar. Kids meet in an old, musty basement or in another space that is not kid-friendly. The church spends big money on things like choir robes while the children's ministry rooms are bland and uninviting for kids.