Why don’t student and children’s pastors get along? I think most of it stems from the fact that we are not in the same room enough, sitting at the same table, and dreaming about the same things. I think now more than ever it’s time for children’s leaders and student leaders to unite in our effort to make disciples. I serve with one of the best children’s pastors in the country and one of the reasons why we work well together is because we understand each other and the direction of the ministries we lead. When children’s ministry is flourishing then I see more teens enter our middle school ministry ready to take the next step. When the student ministry is thriving then our kids team has more amazing teen volunteers to mentor children. What our churches need are more staff and volunteers fighting together to reach the next generation…working together through preschool, children, middle school, high school, and college. If that’s going to happen we better get in the same room, get to know each other, share our resources, and pray hard. What our enemy wants is more division and more turf battles. Family Ministry is about coming together and doing more as we partner with each other and with families. Set a date, get in the same room, and dream together. It’s time to unite!