What makes a great children’s ministry leader? Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some characteristics that immediately come to mind. A great children’s ministry leader:
Loves God & acts on that love daily
Seems obvious, but it’s easy to get so caught up in the business of ministry that we let our own relationship slip.
Loves their family & keeps them a priority
Again…obvious…but, again, easy to let spouse & kids take a back seat to the needs of ministry.
Leads with vision
They see the big picture and express the vision of children’s ministry constantly.
Equips parents to be disciple makers
Understanding that primary spiritual formation happens in the home and not in the church, the great children’s ministry leader gives ministry back to parents, but equips them first.
Reproduces themselves by growing leaders
Nothing great will happen within a children’s ministry without great leaders, and a great children’s ministry leader knows it’s foolish & wrong to try and do everything by themselves.
They stay out in front by trusting the leaders they’ve reproduced with the details of ministry, freeing themselves up to lead with vision.
What would you add as a characteristic of a great Children’s Ministry Leader?
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