Jul 17, 2013

The Question Parents Ask the Most in Children's Ministry

When parents pick their child up after church, there's one question you will hear them ask more than any other.


Before you say parents are shallow and should be asking "What did you learn from the Bible?," take a moment and think about what they mean when they ask that question.

Read between the lines.  What they are really asking is...
  • Were your emotional needs met today?
  • Was it engaging?
  • Was it age appropriate?
  • Was the lesson relevant to your life?
  • Did they honor your learning style?
  • Did anyone make a personal connection with you?
  • Did you feel valued?
  • Did they honor your attention span?
  • Did you get to talk and share your thoughts?
  • Did they make a life application for your life?
If you answer these questions for the child, then the child's answer will be "yes" to "Did you have fun today?"


Great post. I find myself asking my daughter the same thing when I pick her up. Followed closely by "What did you learn about?" Usually she can't answer (she's three), but the craft usually gives it away. I know in my children's church program, I'm working to craft a "Sticky Bottom Line" more. Thanks for this reminder!!

Lindsey at Growing Kids Ministry Blog

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