Our children’s ministry exists to accomplish the following things:
Our goal is to connect kids to God by winning them to Jesus Christ and then helping them to grow spiritually. We will accomplish this goal by providing kids with Biblical teaching, helping our kids to understand and live out Biblical doctrines, teaching kids how to defend their faith, and encouraging kids to engage their world from a Biblical worldview. We realize this goal can best be achieved through relationships, so we connect kids with adult leaders who have a passion for God and for being His disciple. These adult leaders invest in the lives of children and provide opportunities for kids to connect with each other.
1. Our children’s ministry is biblically based.
The following are three guiding biblical passages for our children’s ministry:
We desire that our children first learn to love Jesus with all of their hearts. We then desire for them to learn to love others in the way that God has commanded us. Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-38, “You must love the Lord your God with all you heart, all your soul, and all your mind. You must also love your neighbor as you love yourself.”
We desire that our children become disciples of Jesus Christ. We then want them to engage in the process of making disciples. We want them to learn to be a light and witness to their peers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Jesus said in Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
We desire that our children understand their place in the kingdom of God. We want them to believe that they have a tremendous destiny in Jesus Christ. We desire that they gain a strong biblical foundation which they pass on to the next generation. The bible says in Genesis 18:17-19, “Yes, I’ve settled on him as the one to train his children and future family to observe God’s way of life.”
2. Our children’s ministry is family based.
Children are protected by family and find purpose and principles for living within a family setting. This includes spiritual and natural family. We desire to strengthen the truth of the biblical family model while speaking grace to the broken family at the same time. We as a local church are committed to partnering with parents, grandparents, and guardians to raise up a generation that loves God with all their heart, soul and mind.
3. Our children’s ministry is truth based and culturally relevant.
We believe that truth and relevance are not in opposition to one another. The “truth” of the Word of God must be taught in a “relevant” way so the seed of the Word can take root, be nurtured, and grow. Jesus told a parable about planting seeds in Matthew 13:18-23. In the parable, he explains the importance of having great soil for the Word of God to grow in. Because of this principle, we believe that the best way for the Word of God to take root in our children’s hearts is to teach the Word of God in a fun and culturally relevant environment which makes learning God’s Word exciting.
If you are looking for a Church in Indianapolis, we invite you to visit us at the Blended Church.
Sundays - 9:30am and 11:15am
Awakening Youth Service - 6:00pm
2215 Country Club Road
Indianapolis, IN 46234