Practical Guidelines in Leading Children into the Baptism

tongueBook: Redefining Children's Ministry in the 21st Century
Author: Becky Fischer
Chapter 10: Practical Guidelines in Leading Children into the Baptism

Premise of the Book: We have a crisis in the modern and postmodern church concerning ministry to children. According to George Barna, 70% of the children we have raised in church will leave the church as young adults.

Chapter 10 – Practical Guidelines in Leading Children into the Baptism
This chapter is devoted to Becky Fischer's praxis for leading children into the baptism of the Holy Spirit (speaking in tongues). She shares the methods that have been most helpful and even shares methods that have backfired. I won't get into all of the details except to point out that one should never "teach" a child how speak in tongues. She encourages us to teach why we speak in tongues, or teach how we can receive the gift (God likes to give good gifts to those who ask), or build a hunger or expectation for the supernatural. But, never tell a child, "Repeat after me..."