Category Archives: Leadership

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. […]

The Number One Job Of A KidMin Pastor

  I was a Children’s Pastor for 15 years before I understood the primary purpose of my job. I thought the main thing was teaching kids the Word of God, but really the main thing is being a conduit of the love of the Father to the kids that you teach. I still remember the […]

The Best Way To Get Your Leaders To Grow

Most Kid Ministry Pastors say that their biggest need is for more volunteers, but this may not be the case. It’s possible that your biggest need is for your current volunteers to step up and become leaders. The truth is that if you get more leaders then the volunteers will follow. What is the absolute […]

The Emotions Of Christmas

Christmas is a high-risk holiday. Many times I have had my expectations really high only to be disappointed by others. There have been more than a few Decembers I have drove hundreds of miles through inclement weather asking myself questions like, “Why am I doing this?” Let me explain. I could have a really fun […]

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 […]

Trash Can Basketball – Interactive Object Lesson

What You’ll Learn: If you want to be a leader, you must know where you are going. What You Need: Ten pieces of paper the same size Trash can Table Masking tape 4 Contestants 1 prize for winner Preparation: Wad up 10 pieces of paper into “paper balls.” Place the trash can on the table in the […]

Is It Possible To Lead When You Are Not The Top Dog?

The answer is a resounding yes. The story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel chapter 17 is a great example of leadership. David was just a teenager and he managed to have influence over the king and change the direction of a nation. Here are ten leadership principals that we can learn from David. […]