By Joni Lum, Children's Ministry Consultant
It’s been a roller coaster of experiences and emotions. In March, I found myself in crisis mode, managing the challenge of kid's ministry from home, online, and virtually connected. By April, it was still fun and fresh. By May, I found myself pivoting mentally as I wrestling with the idea of returning together during this pandemic as my church started to craft a “re-entry” plan. As we approach June, I’m working on our summer “virtual” VBS. These pivots and changes have left me tired and stressed.
As we are starting summer, with uncertainty in the air and kids just starting to venture out from home, I find myself wondering what our next steps should be. How can we grow kid disciples from afar? How do I encourage parents to engage with their kids spiritually? I’m spending these coming weeks praying and seeking to find what God wants for his church and his disciples during this season. In my heart, I’ve purposed to seek and hear rather than plan and ask for God to bless.
I was reminded recently that God is in control. I was troubled by what I perceived to be “not great” decisions and I wrestled with what to do. I was reminded to pray and ask God. Turns out, He had already worked out the solution. Let’s intentionally spend time seeking God’s will. What are your next steps?