Category Archives: Leadership

Who wants to be a Leader?

Inter-active OBJECT lesson WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: Being a leader is making smart decisions, being proactive, and doing things without being told. This object lesson is going to teach the kids in your class to not just sit there, but to start doing things! WHAT YOU NEED: A swivel office chair. INSTRUCTIONS: Pick one contestant to […]

5 Essential Leadership Skills for Kids’ Pastor.

As you minister to the kids, you will grow as a leader. You are going to need a lot of volunteers to reach a lot of kids, so it’s critical that you understand leadership and that you grow in your leadership skills. Here is my list of the top-five leadership skills you need for kids’ […]

Training Volunteers in the 21st Century

training volunteers

People are busier than ever. I used to train my volunteers at monthly meetings on Sunday night, but it’s hard to get people to show up for extra meetings. I had to figure out how to train my volunteers in small doses. Now, I do all of my training in three bite-size nuggets. 1. The […]

Discovering Young Leaders

Discovering Young Leaders

There are young leaders in your class. They may be the kids who are trying to take over. Sometimes what we call rebellion is really young leaders trying to use their leadership gifts. One thing about leaders is that they want to lead. If they can’t find a positive way to use their leadership, they […]

Recruiting That Really Works

If you talk to most KidMin pastors, they will tell you that recruiting volunteers is the most stressful part of their job. Part of the reason for the stress is that many kids’ pastors spend much of their time on things that don’t work. First of all, let’s talk about what doesn’t work. • Bulletin […]

How to Turn Volunteers Into Leaders

Not all your volunteers will become leaders. In fact, most volunteers do not want to lead, they just want to follow. Followers are people who want to follow. They don’t want to make decisions. They want someone to tell them what to do and they will do it. Leaders are people who want to lead. […]

10 Leadership Principles

I have made lots of mistakes in ministry, but here are ten leadership principals I have always tried to follow. 1. Get there early. A leader arrives first. It is disrespectful to consistently arrive late. 2. Set a quality example. Be what you want people to do. 3. Praise your people for doing good. Catch them doing […]