Children’s Ministry

2013 The Nines Conference


In this 3-minute session from the 2013 The Nines Conference by Leadership Network, David McDonald shares what happened when his team took a contemplative, disciplined approach to children’s ministry. David McDonald is Lead Pastor at Westwinds Community Church in Jackson, Michigan and the author of several books including Seasons of Christian Spirituality, Down to Earth, and Shadowing God.  


Which of David’s points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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David and his team quickly realized that there were a lot of problems with the contemplative strategy to children’s ministry. Consider his thoughts and ways you could make your children’s ministry more fun, exciting, and consistent with adult education. 


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