Principles for an effective Children’s ministry begin by looking at the children whom you will serve through the eyes of their Creator. God has made them to be unique individuals. God designed parents as their primary caretakers and nurturers. Children’s ministry workers are in place to come alongside of parents with encouragement, support, and developmentally appropriate teaching and activities. Teaching and activities should be based in a curriculum scope and sequence designed to encourage and support orderly, timely growth of the body, mind and spirit of the child.