This cohort of twelve men and women is designed for leadership development, planning and implementation of a children’s ministry in a theologically driven, gospel-centered, mission-focused church. Cohort reading and discussion will focus on discipling children, assimilating and training children’s ministry volunteers, and strategies for managing a children’s ministry in the local church.
Our goal and prayer is that cohort participants will be able to:
Articulate a biblical vision for ministry to children and families.
Develop a local church strategy and ministry action plan for reaching kids and families, discipling them, and sending them on mission into their neighborhoods and schools.
Jared Kennedy (MDiv, ThM) is husband to Megan and father to Rachael, Lucy, and Elisabeth. He has served as Pastor of Families at Sojourn Community Church--Midtown in Louisville, Kentucky, for over ten years. He also serves as Children's and Family Ministry Strategist for the Sojourn Network, and as an adjunct professor at Boyce College. He is the author of the Beginner's Gospel Story Bible (New Growth, 2017), co-author of the PROOF Pirates and Clap Your Hands, Stomp Your Feet Vacation Bible School curriculums and co-writer of Leadership Mosaic: 5 Leadership Principles for Ministry and Everyday Life (Crossway, 2016).