Kid’s Korner: discipling children in small churches

Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives. (Proverbs 22:6)
Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their lives. (Proverbs 22:6)

God uses churches of all sizes to accomplish his purposes, yet many churches, in multiple denominations (GCI included), are quite small. This small size, no doubt, presents many opportunities, yet it also presents significant challenges—particularly when it comes to discipling children.

How does a small church provide a meaningful children’s ministry when only one or two children show up on any given Sunday morning, and the number of adults available to disciple these children is quite limited? According to Greg Baird, in an article at discipleblog.com, instead of giving up, you implement strategies he appropriately summarizes in the acronym S.M.A.L.L. Want to learn more? Click here.

1 thought on “Kid’s Korner: discipling children in small churches”

  1. We’ve got a small plant and only 2 kids at the moment (ours) so use a fellowship group format with interaction – the kids contribute as much as the grown ups and often come up with profound things the grown ups find useful!!

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