Leadership. It’s what you and I are expected to do everyday.
As Children’s Ministry Leader, there is a plethora of tasks and responsibilities that fall to us.
Every day. Every week. Every month.
And we take the responsibilities seriously. After all, we know what John Maxwell always says, right?
“Everything rises & falls on leadership.”
And that’s true in Children’s Ministry as much as anywhere else in the church (in fact, more than most other areas, but that’s another article).
So as leaders, what is the most important thing you can be doing?
The answer is this: getting better as a leader.
That means you need to be investing in yourself (time, energy and, yes, money). You need to be growing. You need to take personal development seriously and make it a priority. And you need to ensure that it’s not just and investment in the “how-to’s” of leadership, but also an investment in personal spiritual formation. In other words, discipleship.
You need to continuously be discipled. Ministry leaders don’t stop being disciples, so they shouldn’t stop being discipled.
Unfortunately, growing spiritually often is not a priority with church leaders. That will lead to frustration, ineffectiveness, burnout and, quite possibly, worse (ie. sin).
So what is a Children’s Ministry Leader to do?
My friends at CMConnect have a great solution. It’s called the CMConnect Discipleship Program. It is by Children’s Ministry Leaders for Children’s Ministry Leaders.
Here’s how the program is described:
“The CMConnect Discipleship Program is a relational approach to ministry development based on the model and life of Jesus Christ. Participants will journey in an intentional relationship of prayer, coaching, mentoring and discipleship while participating in a small group of 6 to 8 over the course of 12 months.”
Want to know more? I would highly encourage you to click here and read all about it. It is affordable, led by proven leaders, and may just be the one thing that will change your leadership in 2017.
What are you waiting for?
Note: CML has no affiliation with CMConnect and receives nothing from this endorsement. We simply believe in what they are doing and think you should check it out!