First Protestant Church New Braunfels TX Calls New Director Of Childrenâ€™s Ministry Continuing Long Tradition Of Ministry To Children
Online PR News – 18-November-2015 – texas – (New Braunfels, October 13, 2015) Hermann Seele, one of New Braunfelsâ€™ well known founders, was considered the â€śSoul of New Braunfelsâ€ť in part because of his commitment to the education of children. A lifelong member of First Protestant Church, Seeleâ€™s legacy has continued through the many members of the church who have dedicated themselves to the teaching profession and to First Protestantâ€™s childrenâ€™s ministries through the years. Today, this legacy continues with the recent call of Pastor Darin Roberts as First Protestantâ€™s new Director of Childrenâ€™s Ministries.
While First Protestantâ€™s children have been blessed by many other wonderful childrenâ€™s ministry directors in the past, Roberts is the first to be selected after an exhaustive nationwide search.
Unlike many pastors for whom â€śchildrenâ€™s ministryâ€ť is a stepping stone to future ministry with adults, Robertâ€™s ambition is to one day be the â€śoldest living childrenâ€™s ministerâ€ť in continuous service. Thatâ€™s another way to say that Pastor Darin has devoted himself to mastering the skills necessary to communicate expertly with children, and, just as importantly, faithfully communicate the Christian Faith to children. For Roberts, childrenâ€™s ministry is the foundation for a life of serious discipleship, not simply entertainment or â€śbabysittingâ€ť.
To keep children interested and engaged, each weekâ€™s â€śKidâ€™s Churchâ€ť session is fast paced. Educational games, interesting activities, and spirited competitions channel the childrenâ€™s energy to prepare them to focus on lively scripture lessons.
But donâ€™t confuse these lessons with the â€śsermonsâ€ť you may have heard. These lessons are specifically designed for kids and are illustrated with often amazing object lessons designed to communicate profound truths in concrete terms even children can understand and recall. Parents are welcome to enjoy them too if they would like to preview the Kidâ€™s Church with their children on any given Sunday.
The Seele Parish Hall of First Protestant has long been â€śhome baseâ€ť for the childrenâ€™s ministry. Robertsâ€™ first task after arriving was to upgrade the space for maximum effect, giving the area a new beauty and utility for childrenâ€™s ministry. Each week, children and adult leaders assemble for Sunday School at 9:15 am and the â€śBig Top Kidâ€™s Churchâ€ť at 10:30 am.
But Kidâ€™s Church activities arenâ€™t just for Sunday morning. Just recently the families of the Big Top Kidâ€™s Church completed the first annual â€śTreasure Huntâ€ť that took participants on their own fun search for a hidden key to unlock some special gifts. While the gift certificates were fun to win, the real value was allowing families to spend time together on a project where all could cooperate and participate!
As a result of programs like these, childrenâ€™s ministry is frequently the pathway to seeing families revitalized. Through the years of Robertsâ€™ experience, heâ€™s often seen the simple lessons children take home transform whole families. Households seeking to find a way to weekly â€śrechargeâ€ť their faith or even just â€śreconnectâ€ť will find the Big Top Kidâ€™s Church a welcoming place to start the process!