Leading Kids to Jesus
How to Have One -on-one Conversations About Faith
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|Format:||Paperback, 224 pages|
|Other Information: ||B & W Line|
|Published In: ||United States, 03 March 2006|
According to a study by George Barna, a person is most likely to become a Christian between the ages of four and fourteen. Yet the majority of evangelism training is designed to reach adults, not children. "Leading Kids to Jesus" equips children's ministry leaders with proven principles to help them have life-changing discussions with kids. The focus is exclusively on personal interactions, not corporate presentations or prop-driven illustrations. Readers learn the best ways to communicate God's love to toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school children in words they understand. The book adapts two simple communication tools from the bestselling evangelism course "Becoming a Contagious Christian", which helps you develop your own three-part story and the four components of the Gospel message. Included is a survey of what questions to expect from kids, along with other helps and children's ministry experience from Willow Creek's Promiseland staff and volunteers. A companion volume for parents called "Leading Your Child to Jesus" is also available.
Table of Contents
Contents Foreword by Bill Hybels 9 Acknowledgments 11 Introduction 13 1. The Game Is One-on-One 17 2. Communicating with Kids 29 3. Share Your Story 45 4. Share God's Story 65 5. The Prayer and Beyond 81 6. What If I Don't Have a Story? 97 7. The Early Years 113 8. Big Discussions Happen in Small Groups 129 9. Expect Questions 147 10. The Power of Everyone 165 A Final Word 183 Appendixes 1. Four Key Dynamics of Communicating with Kids 185 2. Develop Your Testimony 187 3. Make Your Testimony Kid-Friendly 189 4. The Four Components of the Gospel Message 191 5. How to Effectively Reach a Young Child 195 6. What Questions to Expect from Kids Survey Results 197 Endnotes 201 Index 205
About the Author
David Staal is the director of Promiseland, the children's ministry at Willow Creek Community Church. He partnered with Sue Miller to author Making Your Children's Ministry the Best Hour of Every Kid's Week, published by Zondervan. Previous ministry roles include director of communications for Willow Creek and Promiseland director for the Willow Creek Association. In the latter position, he provided leadership for the ministry support Promiseland offers other churches. In addition to his current church role, he writes for and serves as editor of Today's Children's Ministry, an electronic publication and Web site from Christianity Today International. David Staal ha servido como director de comunicasiones en Willow Creek ahora es director Tierra Prometida de Willow Creek Asociasion. En esta posicion el provee liderazgo para supor el ministerio de Tierra Prometida ofrecida a otras iglesias. David es un constribuyente frecuente ala revista del ministerio de ninos y Evangelisando al nino de hoy.
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