What are we doing?
That's the question we challenged ourselves to answer. Seems like a simple question. After all, this is church.
Okay, not so simple.
We all know that the possibility exists to become so caught up in church work—in new programs, creative techniques, recruiting volunteers, the list seems endless—that we can lose focus on what matters most. And whatever matters most should provide the primary drive for what we do. Key word: should.
So that's where our search began.
The Bible shows the desire of Jesus' heart centers on people, definitely including children, placing their trust in Him for life on earth and life eternal. To that end, our ministry believes that we exist to help kids become Christ followers and then help them learn how to follow Christ for the rest of their lives—right up into heaven.
Sure, there are a variety of approaches to get this done. But let's forget about mission, vision, and values stuff for a moment. The question remains: What are ...1