What’s a Kids Church?

I got this question via text message tonight: What’s a Kids Church?

In Victory, Kids Church is a “main” ministry. It’s not a side issue, it’s not an afterthought, it’s not to a place to entertain kids while their parents are having church and it’s certainly not a glorified baby sitting service.

In the School of Church Planting, we are taught not to start regular church services (in a new church plant) until we have a decent Kids Church. I was a bit surprised when I heard this. I thought Kids Church is just one smart way to rid the church aisles of screaming children.

Victory believes in investing heavily in the next generation. We believe that if we ever hope to change this nation, we must start investing in the lives of the kids in our churches now. Josh Aquino, one of the foremost teachers at Caloocan Kids Church, pointed out Judges 2.10 to me.

And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel.

I was literally shocked when I read this text. I thought I already read my Bible many times. I was ignorant. Now I stand corrected and I’m so glad about it.