I recently read an excellent article entitled, The ABC’s of Spritual Growth. It was written in 2006 by Rick Chromey for Group Publishing. I don’t know Rick yet; but, I do highly respect and trust Group Publishing for the great resources they provide for Children’s Ministry. This particular article appealed to me because of it’s comprehensive look at how children develop physically, emotionally, and spiritually from birth into their pre-teen years – which happens to be the ages groups our KidsWorld Ministry teaches.
I especially like this analogy he uses, “Ultimately, faith is rooted in attitudes and feelings that mature into special relationships where commitments are created and decisions are later made. The process is similar to fitting shoes. Different ages have different sizes and shapes.” Rick then goes on to define how different age groups develop and how we can reach them for Jesus Christ. The link to the article is below: