I’ve been working on our children’s ministry philosophy and praxis document for the past few days. My brain hurts from hashing through all my thoughts and putting them down in written form. I had forgotten what it was like to write papers in school!
One of the thoughts that I’ve had is what are we doing to help kids paint a picture of who God is in their lives? Are we trying to paint a picture for them… giving them a paint-by-number image or tracing paper so they “get it right?” Or are we giving them a richer understanding and experience of God, helping them discover who God is, so they can paint a picture of God for themselves that is orthodox yet unique to God’s revelation of himself in their lives?
The latter strategy is risky, but I think it is one of the keys to transformation in the lives of kids… and parents.
What do you think?