Fooled: The Program isn’t Everything

Middle school is arguably the most influential and important years of a student’s life.  I realize that you may not agree with me since you’re probably a kids pastor (this in fact is a children’s ministry blog), but hear me out. A graduating 5th grader moving up to the middle school program is a big deal at school and church.  Where they used to share the same program with 1st graders, now they’re with teenagers.  Parents start to give more freedom and these tweens are beginning to really make this “faith thing” their own.  By the time they’re 8th graders heading into high...

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