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Teaching Children the Truth:
The Inspiration of Scripture

by Steve Karges

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“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (ESV)

The most loving thing we can do for children is to teach them the Truth (1 Corinthians 13:6). To do that, Christian parents and children’s ministry leaders in the church must know the Truth for themselves (John 17:17), speak the Truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), and faithfully live-out the Truth everyday (1 John 5:1-5)...

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Truth in Children’s Ministry:
The Disney Way Undermines Authority of Scripture

by Steve Karges

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In Evangelicalism, there is a movement in children’s ministry, which is rooted in the emergent church, that promotes the wisdom and business practices of entertainment mogul Walt Disney (1901-1966). These influencers encourage pastors and leaders to use Disney’s ideas to build the children’s ministry in their congregations. This methodology is known as the Disney way...

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A Call for Discernment:
Strange Fire in Global Children’s Ministry Movement Minimizes Authority and Truth of Scripture

by Steve Karges

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Since the 1970s, I have had a front row seat to the world and have witnessed firsthand the phenomenal rise of global children’s ministry. Over the past 40 years, more Christians, churches, religious groups, and resources have been committed to the ministry of kids worldwide, than at any other time in history.

As with every innovative approach to ministry, this one must also be examined in the light of Scripture.

First, the Disney way of children’s ministry robs God of His glory. The Bible says all glory belongs to God (I Peter 4:11) and He doesn’t share His glory with anyone (Isaiah 42:8, 48:11; Psalm 115:1)...

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