This book offers a foundation for ministering to children based on scriptural teaching and the value, love and attention Jesus gave to children. Eight "foundation rocks" are given as core chapters with each one based on Scripture passages addressing such topics as priorities, working with parents, spiritual training, keeping kids safe, servanthood, communicating the gospel clearly and with urgency and the teaching kids about their faith.
Children's ministry is being pushed and pulled by education models, statistical analysis, growth techniques, cultural change and technological advancements. But with the weight of all these influences, little attention is given to what ought to be the most important influence in molding the shape of children's ministry - the Word of God. Whether your children's ministry is in your home or in your church, the purpose of this book is to enable you to build a children's ministry that is rock-solid - modeled up scriptural teachings: Each chapter of this book starts with a Scripture passage- a "rock" for your foundation. The Scripture passage specifically refers to children or ministering to them. Each chapter contains a thorough discussion of implications and applications.
LARRY FOWLER is the executive director of program and training for Awana Clubs International. Larry has served as a youth pastor and an Awana missionary. He has authored the Awana Junior Varsity (Jr. High) program, training materials for missionaries and materials for a marriage seminar entitled "The Song of Solomon." Larry has overseen the Awana ministry in more than 115 countries. He and his wife, Diane, have two children, Ryan and Andrea.