If you’re involved in children’s ministry – or have a kid who goes to Sunday School, youth group, or an Awana club – you’ll want to read the new book The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry. It’s put out by the folks at Awana and it is quite eye-opening.
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Let me preface this review by saying I’ve had the opportunity to get to know several of the people at Awana over the last couple years on the phone, over Skype, and in person at conferences. I was invited to write one of the days of their Advent Devotional. I’ve done interviews with Ryan Frank (watch it here) and Brannon Marshall (watch it here). And I am currently in conversations about doing some more writing for one of their very cool upcoming multi-book projects. (How’s that for a teaser?)
All that to say, I have gotten to know these people really well.
More than that, I really like them.
Even more than that, I trust them.
You should too. They are doing some very cool and creative things. One of them is The Gospel Truth About Children’s Ministry.
The book is only 87 pages. The content could fill a few hundred. There are three distinct sections: The Problem. 10 Fresh KidMin Research Findings. Suggested Solutions. Each one could be a book in and of itself. Let’s take one at a time. [Read more…] about What Is REALLY Happening in Children's Ministry?