The overarching goal of our children’s ministry is to connect the dots for Children, so they can see the bigger picture.
1. Knowledge of God and Jesus Christ - The most important truth our children can ever learn is who God really is. We must present to them the reality of God’s consistent character and to see how one attribute of Him does not contradict another. He is all mercy, all love, all truth, all grace, all powerful, all justice, all knowing, ect. . . We must present a balanced view of God. Again, give them the big picture.
2. Bible taught with Christ as it’s subject. - No more isolated Bible stories. They must see how each character and event fits into the plot of history and the theme of the book in which it was written. The subject of all books in the Bible is Christ.
3. Love God and love others - The big picture spiritually is for us to love God and love others. These are the two commands which all spiritual reproof, instruction and correction in God’s Word points to. Life is about relationships, in particular, our relationship to God and then towards others.