Tag Archives: children’s ministry leadership

12 Ways You Can Teach Thankfulness to Your KidMin

I have always thought it was so interesting that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas. A day where we spend being thankful precedes a day where we give and get gifts. I am not going to get into all of that. But I do think it is interesting to note. Like a lot of things in life, […]

The Red Book Minute Chapters 1-5

We have been going through The Red Book, chapter by chapter.    

The Question of Leaders Following?

Leadership begins with following. The first test that Jesus gave His leaders was the test of following. If they had refused to follow Him, they never would have become leaders. God wants humble leaders who know how to obey Him and follow Him. God is also looking for leaders who have enough humility to be […]

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. […]

Tapping Into The Leadership Gifts of Your Kids

  It’s easy for a parent or a teacher to recognize leadership gifts in their children. If I can spend several hours teaching and observing a group of children, I can pick out who the leaders are. One thing about people who have leadership gifts is that they will find a way to use their […]

What’s Your Big Win From Easter Weekend?

It’s the Tuesday after Easter… You and I have put in a lot of work to make sure this past weekend was a huge success. There is one question that I am asking myself today… What was the big win? I imagine you are sitting in your office too, more than likely you are contemplating […]

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 […]

Put Yourself First, Others Second

As children’s ministry leaders we are great at taking care of the families in our ministries. We’re good at putting others first. However, I find at times we neglect to take care of ourselves. I am guilty of this more times than I would like to admit, but I know it’s an important subject that […]