How important is it to have an invitation during your children’s church? Very important! Billy Graham encourages workers to always “pull in the net.” There are no guarantees that the child will return the next week so you can invite them then to accept Christ as their Savior. There are too many variables that could hinder a child from being ready or receptive to receive the message of the gospel. When people hear again and again without responding their hearts are hardened. It is so important that a children accept Christ before their hearts are hardened by sin. The older a child gets, the less chance there will be that they will accept Christ.
You can shape concrete by pouring it into a form while it is soft. It can be busted up but you cannot do very much to shape concrete once it is set. You must be ready to shape concrete when it arrives, not when it is convenient. Childhood is the opportunity to influence an eternal being for Christ. It is most pliable time in their lives. It is vital that children’s ministers seize the opportunity to lead a child to Christ. Christian leaders must respond to opportunity while it is still opportunity.