I am convinced that the church today needs to teach children the answers to the big questions before they ask the questions! Children need to be given reasons to believe even though they may not be asking for reasons. Our children’s ministries need to continue to teach biblical knowledge; however we must also help kids develop a solid biblical worldview.
The research has been done and the consensus is many of our children are leaving the church as soon as they leave their homes. As I look out at the children in my church I cannot bear that any will walk away from God. Sometimes it seems that the goal of the weekend is simply to get through the lesson instead of really getting kids to think through the lesson. We should encourage questions that help our children develop critical thinking skills.
If we taught children solid apologetics in church they would be equipped to deal with the doubts and questions that are driving them away from faith during their teen years. I believe that if the church wakes up to the opportunity to equip children with reasons for faith, this and the next generation will thrive spiritually. This certainly matters and that is why I am committed to develop more resources that give children answers to the big questions.