Rock-Solid Children's Ministry
Biblical Principles that Will Transform Your Ministry
How Do We Measure Success in Our Ministry to Kids?
In children's ministry, the essence of what we do is to impact the immeasurable--the heart of a child.
While Bible knowledge is highly valuable in this endeavor, knowing Scripture does not automatically translate to changing the heart of a child. Practical application is also desirable, but changing behavior can be done without a heart change. Relating Scripture in such a way that it meets a child where he or she is at is critical, but as an approach, it may fail to build a solid enough foundation to equip children for the challenges that they will face later in life. All three approaches must be synergized to have a greater impact, and all three must be retargeted at the "bull's eye"--the heart of a child. Read this book to discover the seven standards of a rock-solid children's ministry!
Larry Fowler's heart for children's ministry jumps off the pages of this book. Whether you have been in ministry a short time or are a children's ministry veteran, Rock-Solid Children's Ministry will provide you with principles that will keep your ministry grounded in Christ and focused on what matters most.
Steve Adams, children's pastor at Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California
Larry Fowler's latest book is one that I hope will literally "rock" your ministry.
"The B.I.B.L.E." may be a song children's ministry leaders grew up singing--who wouldn't claim to "stand alone on the Word of God?"--but Larry challenges today's kid-min leaders to consider whether their ministries are truly BUILT upon a biblical model for success. He offers a biblical blueprint for ministry that will challenge, inspire, and stimulate new thinking in many ministries.
Karl Bastian (The Kidologist), president and founder, Kidology.org
Those who have been called to lead in children's ministry need to read this book! Larry's command of topics at the center of our charge are second to none. Rock-Solid Children's Ministry is filled with years of diverse experience and focused on God's Word. It's a must-read for the newbie and veteran alike.
Michael Chanley, executive director of International Network of Children's Ministry (INCM), creator of CMConnect.org
Rock-Solid Children's Ministry will challenge both rookies and veterans to rethink and focus on their children's ministry through a solid biblical worldview. If you have a desire to grow your children's ministry with true purpose, excellence and kingdom-focused results, this book is for you. Each chapter is packed with practical and thought-provoking topics and tools to transform the way you think, do, and feel about this critical ministry. Be prepared to watch God ignite a fresh, Spirit-led passion in you and your ministry team as you read and apply the principles in this book.
Kris Smoll, director of Discovery Land (Children's Ministries), Appleton Alliance Church, Appleton, Wisconsin
Larry Fowler has hit the target once again with a compelling book that will make you reconsider how you minister to children. Rock-Solid Children's Ministry will inspire you and convict your heart to become more effective in your ministry.
Donna Lucas, publishing director, Gospel Light Children's Resources
Rock-Solid Children's Ministry is quite possibly Larry Fowler's best work yet and will jump to the top of the list of best books for every kid-min leader. In this complete and practical blueprint for designing an effective ministry to children, Larry clearly helps us see children's ministry from a biblical viewpoint. This is the new standard for children's ministry.
John Tietsort, national director, eChurchDepot
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