Why Children’s Ministry is Important

“I believe that children’s ministry should be a priority in every church. The highest percentage of church-going adult believers grew up in a Christian home and were part of the church and children’s ministry. Teaching children the Bible is a serious job as children readily take what their leaders say as gospel truth. Faithfully and carefully teaching God’s Word to children in a way that engages their hearts will lay a firm theological foundation, one that will last and inform their Christian beliefs as they grow into adulthood. It is for this reason that I appreciate and greatly value having done BTh studies at George Whitefield College. While at the time the Children’s Ministry track was not yet in place, I was able to think through and apply what I learned to children’s ministry.”

So says Brenda Beckett (left) who joined GWC in February as a part-time lecturer in the Children’s Ministry Track. She graduated from GWC in 1999, after which she led the children’s work at St Paul’s Church in Stellenbosch for four years. Brenda then spent thirteen years running the children’s ministry at All Souls Church, Langham Place in London. Last year she started working for TnT Ministries, to help complete their Mustard Seeds Sunday School curriculum. Brenda recently returned to South Africa and will be continuing to work for TnT on a part-time basis while also working, part-time, in children’s ministry at Tokai Community Church, as well as lecturing at GWC.

For information on our Children’s Ministry Training Day at GWC  click here