by Lindsay Horton
As parents of four young children (ages nine, seven, six and five), children’s ministry has been very important to our family. Initially, I thought of it as a temporary relief from parenting for one to two hours each Sunday. I genuinely, and somewhat selfishly, looked forward to that time each week.
I slowly began to notice the sweet volunteers choosing to spend time with our kids each Sunday. Many were parents, some were older volunteers and some were young adults taking time out of their Sunday morning to teach our kids about Jesus and what it means to be a follower of Christ. My heart was stirred. As my kids grew, their desire to be in church increased, and my desire to be more involved in children’s ministry flourished.
At City Church, we have had the joy of watching our children grow in their love and knowledge of Christ through City Kids, and my husband and I have also had the great pleasure of teaching 4th through 5th graders along with other volunteers. What a treasure it is to see our own kids grow in their love for the Lord and have the privilege of pouring the gospel into the lives of other kids as they come eager to learn and fellowship with one another.
Helping children develop an intimate relationship with the Lord through worship and studying God’s Word is perhaps one of the most important things we can do. So if you are not yet serving at City Church, I encourage you to consider serving with City Kids. You will be blessed by it and so will others!