One thing I’ve always heard about the children in our churches is that the kids are “the church of tomorrow” and we need to do all we can to influence them now. I always thought, wow, that’s a good way to look at it. Where will our church be tomorrow if we don’t focus on them?
So often we think of them as “tomorrow’s church,” but if we children’s workers really want to make an impact on the kids we minister to, we need to view them as our church today. We need to pastor the kids just as much as we do the adults: love them, visit them, write them, rebuke them, etc.
Yes, kids are the church of tomorrow, but they are my church today.