The primary challenge surrounding curiosity is that curiosity peaks in humans between the ages of 4 and 5 years. This is because humans grow to develop a self-consciousness and do not want others to look down on their explorations as silly or childish.
Unfortunately, this means that most adults have long lost their sense of curiosity, and with it, all of curiosity’s benefits. This is detrimental to the life of churches. If you are not a curious church, this is what you are missing:
In order to relearn how to be more curious, I (Matt) plan to spend more time with young children this year. My priority will be to spend time with churches who desire to learn from children how to cultivate curiosity.
This does not mean that a church needs to have a lot of children who attend formal gatherings. However, this does mean that I am looking for 12 churches who want to engage children monthly in their community and learn from them.
If your church (small or large, city or country) wants to learn with me, please let me know soon to ensure your spot. I’m open to ideas about how to do this, but you don’t need a plan to volunteer. We can work on the planning together.
…and a little child shall lead them.