On JadedCM's blog you'll read some wrestlings about children and salvation. Here's another one.
My husband and I have these ongoing outside-the-box discussions about faith and religion (faith and religion aren't the same from our perspective) and particularly about what the scriptures actually say and we don't always agree. We're having a bit of a "discussion" that's probably relevant to children's ministers and I'd be curious to hear some post-modern perspectives, particularly in light of all the discussion about "children's spirituality". Thirty years ago I would be openning a can of snakes, here.
Understanding that different denominations have different "official" positions, that the scriptures have a lot to say, and without "wrangling about words," What does it mean to be "filled with the Holy Spirit"? How do you know when you're filled with the Holy Spirit? Do you need to know? What do you tell a child? Even as adults, we don't talk about the Spirit of God, and who He is.
If, in the words of Jesus "this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent" (John 17:3) Need we know His spirit and what it means to be filled with the passion of God?