Well, it’s almost here. Christmas day is just around the corner. Over the last several weeks, we have looked at a number of very important lessons those of us in children’s ministry can learn from the big guy in the red suit. We learned all about “Making Lists and Checking Them Twice” and that “You Can’t Do It Alone.” Another very important lesson that we can learn is that:
WORD OF MOUTH IS A VERY POWERFUL THING!
The question of whether or not a child believes in Santa is usually a result of another child sharing their beliefs on the subject. A child begins to believe in Santa due to what their parents have told them about him and the set of traditions in the house they grew up in. That doesn’t even account for the countless books, movie, and television shows devoted to promoting him that dominate the air waves from late November through December.
So what are your kids in Children’s Ministry leaving saying about their experience each week? Are the parents of the kids you are serving each week your biggest cheerleaders? What are you doing outside of Sundays to reach these families? Are the kids in your ministry more excited about Jesus or Santa?