In this episode, I talk with Danielle Bell about her church’s discipleship strategy for children’s ministry. Danielle walks through the key components of their strategy and shares specific details about how they execute these components. From breaking down Sunday morning and Wednesday night programming, to talking about retreats, family worship, and baptism classes, the intentionality and principles behind their strategy are incredibly helpful and can translate across the board in kids’ and student ministry.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
ChurchLeaders.com – Check out content and resources for ministry leaders
Gospel Project – An organization dedicated to resourcing people of all ages with gospel-centered content and studies
The Gospel: God’s Plan for Me (book)– A booklet for kids that presents the gospel in kid-friendly language and points kids to Jesus while giving them next steps to take in their faith
Gospel-Centered Kids Ministry (book) – Brian Dembowczyk talks about the good news of Jesus, pointing kids to the gospel, and how that can change their lives and the world
Components of a Discipleship Strategy
- Sunday morning: Life Group hour and church with adults
- Wednesday night: Application
- Family worship
- Events and retreats
- Kid Life VBS
- Map out your strategy for discipling kids
- Lean into your gospel and baptism processes for kids and evaluate your follow up process
- Consider starting something new by answering the question: What is missing?
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