Ministries to Raise the Children
RHEMA 1/10/2000: ABOUT CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
I was praying over the children's ministry. The kids at
church were running around and not planted.
HEARD: They need time. Routine, structure and
balance. Grace. Wisdom.
Candles. It's a group effort to minister to them..
Milk of the Word.
PIX: I saw a baby bottle filled with milk
sitting in the middle of the church tables, where the
INTERP: It is going to take a group ministry and
not one person called to children's ministry to help
feed the children.
CHILDREN AND THE CHURCH
A little boy was attending his first wedding.
After the service, his cousin asked him, "How many women
can a man marry?"
"Sixteen," the boy responded. His cousin was amazed that
he had an answer so quickly.
"How do you know that?"
"Easy," the little boy said. "All you have to do is add
it up, like the pastor said,
4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer, 4 poorer."
After a church service on Sunday morning, a young boy
suddenly announced to his mother, "Mom, I've decided to
become a minister when I grow up."
"That's okay with us, but what made you decide that?"
"Well," said the little boy, "I have to go to church on
Sunday anyway, and I figure it will be more fun to stand
up and yell, than to sit and listen."
A 6-year-old was overheard reciting the Lord's Prayer at
a church service, "And forgive us our trash passes, as
we forgive those who passed trash against us."
A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write a sermon.
"How do you know what to say?" he asked.
"Why, God tells me."
"Oh, then why do you keep crossing things out?"
A little girl became restless as the preacher's sermon
dragged on and on. Finally, she leaned over to her
mother and whispered,
"Mommy, if we give him the money now, will he let us
After the christening of his baby brother in church,
little Johnny sobbed all the way home in the back seat
of the car. His father asked him three times what was
Finally, the boy replied, "That priest said he wanted us
brought up in a Christian home, and I want to stay with
Ms. Terri asked her Sunday School class to draw pictures
of their favorite Bible stories. She was puzzled by
Kyle's picture, which showed four people on an airplane,
so she asked him which story it was meant to represent.
"The Flight to Egypt," was his reply.
Pointing at each figure, Ms. Terri said, "That must be
Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. But who's the fourth
"Oh, that's Pontius - the pilot!"
The Sunday School Teacher asks, "Now, Johnny, tell me
frankly do you say prayers before eating?"
"No sir," little Johnny replies,
I don't have to. My Mom is a good cook."
This is the best one.
A little girl was sitting on her grandfather's lap as he
read her a bedtime story.
From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book
and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek.
She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his
Finally she spoke up, "Grandpa, did God make you?"
"Yes, sweetheart," he answered, "God made me a long time
"Oh," she paused, "Grandpa, did God make me too?"
"Yes, indeed, honey," he said, "God made you just a
little while ago."
Feeling their respective faces again, she observed,
"God's getting better at it, isn't he?"