Kids Ministry

Episode 786

Host Ed Stetzer meets with Emmy award-winning producer and director of Lifeway Kids, Chuck Peters. Tune in as they discuss effective ways to engage children and their families as you further the gospel within your kids ministry context. Learn more about this rising generation’s social and emotional needs as it pertains to their identity in Christ.

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • What millennial parents are looking for
  • The impact of accessible and applicable children’s curriculum
  • Why presenting absolute truth is essential for the next generation
  • The cultural, intellectual, and behavioral needs of kids today
  • Why your church needs a game plan for what you teach and how you reach the children of your community

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Sharable Quotes (#NewChurches):

Reaching families starts with reaching kids in any community. — Chuck Peters

One of the biggest felt needs that parents have is for their children to find connection in a safe place. If they feel their kids are in a safe place, those parents are more likely to come and listen to what it is we have to share. — Chuck Peters

There are pathways for engaging people who don’t know the Lord through church plants, specifically through children’s ministry. — Ed Stetzer

Trust plus respect equals influence. — Chuck Peters

Technology is a great way to engage with kids. But the performance-based ministry models of the past are not where it’s at. What’s more important is personal relational engagement, and we can do that anywhere. — Chuck Peters

This is a generation that desperately needs to know that their identity is not something that they achieve. It’s something they receive and that God has spoken to. — Chuck Peters

Published November 14, 2023

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