In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast, Todd Adkins and Daniel Im are joined by Jana Magruder, director of Lifeway Kids. During their conversation, they discuss the following questions:
- What is the state of Kids Ministry?
- Why is all of this important?
- What surprised you most about writing Nothing Less and about the research in general?
- What are the 10 greatest influencers of spiritual health for kids?
- What should parents and churches do with this?
“The primary discipleship of a child should be in the home.”
“We like to encourage Kids Ministry leaders to lead up and lead out.”
“As a mom, one of the things that surprised me, is that family who ate meals together at least once a week did not make the list.”
“Standing around the island and grabbing a quick bite counts, but it’s not necessarily what moves the dial.”
“School choice is important, but it’s not what moves the dial in spiritual health later in life.”
“The greatest infleuncer of spiritual health for kids is a child regularly reading their Bible while growing up.”
“In Lifeway Kids, we like to promote a full-text Bible that was developed for parents to read to kids.”
“A deeper prayer life can be modeled at home.”
“Modeling Bible reading, prayer, and serving is something that should be done by parents and church leaders.”
“Help kids learn how to share their faith and live on mission.”
This Episode’s Sponsor: The Overcomer movie has inspired the creation of several resources. For small groups, there is the Overcomer Bible study. For individuals, there is a book called Defined. Both are based upon powerful insights from the Book of Ephesians. Learn more about all the resources at Lifeway.com/Overcomer