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Does My Ministry Matter?
An important message for children's ministry leaders who ever wonder if their work counts over the long haul.


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If you're in children's ministry, read this statement carefully and let it encourage you about the long term-impact you make: The Bible lessons and truths about God that you teach to 5-year-olds might prove to be the strength needed to make it through the day when they're 15.

One advantage to growing older is the ability to see the timelessness of God's words. Guess what I plan to text my son on his first day of college? And it all started with a creative Bible lesson called "Art Attack" that shared the story of Joshua—and ended with the words that would help start my son's high school years at a new school.

Age might have a good grip on me, but at least I still have my memory. For now.

David is senior editor of the children's ministry area for BuildingChurchLeaders.com; he is a mentor to a first-grade boy and serves as president of Kids Hope USA, a national nonprofit organization that partners local churches with elementary schools to provide mentors for at-risk students;. Prior to this assignment, David led Promiseland, the children's ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in Illinois. David is the author of Lessons Kids Need to Learn (2012) and lives in Grand Haven, Michigan, with his wife, Becky, son, Scott, and daughter, Erin.

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