6 Characteristics of a Great Children’s Ministry Leader

6 Characteristics of a Great Children’s Ministry Leader

great leaderWhat 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.

Delegates details

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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Greg Baird
Founder of Children's Ministry Leader at Children's Ministry Leader
My passion is seeing the lives of children transformed. I believe the best way to do that is to equip leaders in the local church to serve children, volunteers and parents to invest in the lives of children at church and in the home. That’s what we do here at Children’s Ministry Leader – equip leaders to create healthy Children’s & Family Ministry.
I serve as the Vice President of Global Resources in the Global Mission department at David C. Cook.

I love what I do as it is the outflow of 25 years of ministry experience as Children’s, Family & Administrative Pastor, consultant, trainer, speaker and short-term missions leader.

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