Every Outreach or Missions Pastor knows that from generational to socio-economic differences, almost every interaction we make is a cross-cultural connection and has underlying implications or inherent tensions and differences. When serving others, how one action is received should be tremendously important to the one serving. Whether you are working in a foreign cultural setting, you lead teams for short-term mission trips, or you are engaging in local outreach, effective church leaders should learn both the practical and theoretical components to their ministry.
Whether you are just starting out in Kids Ministry or are a seasoned Children’s Pastor, whether you are in a church of 200 or 20,000, the constantly changing climate of today’s culture affects how leaders can and should reach each generation. Ideas that may be suitable one day, but may not be as useful the next. However, principles and perspectives are timeless and remain the same.