Children's Ministry Check Up & Consulting


Our Children’s Ministry Check Up & Strategic Consulting offers a comprehensive assessment of your Children’s and/or Family Ministry resulting in a complete Assessment Report and a comprehensive Recommended Action Plan. This is followed (optionally) by working together to create a Ministry Design and a period of implementation.

The entire process is personally lead by Greg Baird and built around the Children’s Ministry Leader Framework™.

Here is what all of this looks like:

Phase One (Children’s Ministry Check Up): Diagnostics  Typically takes 4 – 6 weeks to complete.


  • Information gathering via:
    • A comprehensive questionnaire focused on critical areas of your Children’s Ministry to be completed by senior leadership, Children’s Ministry staff/core leaders;
    • Easy to complete surveys for volunteers, parents & children (upper elementary);
    • On-site observation of all regular services;
    • On-site interviews with key leaders (senior level & children’s ministry);
    • On-going interaction with church leadership (for further clarification/interpretation of gathered information).
  • Assessment of gathered information, including (but not necessarily limited to):
    • Internal systems, strategies & structures;
    • Defined vision, mission & goals;
    • Volunteer recruiting, training & nurture practices;
    • Volunteer screening, training & nurture policies;
    • General policies & procedures;
    • Program development & effectiveness;
    • Parent equipping plans, strategies & implementation;
    • Children’s spiritual formation & discipleship strategies & implementation;
    • Printed & online promotional materials;
    • Other areas specific to the Children’s Ministry at your church.
  • 360° Feedback via:
    • A complete Assessment Report on the current state of your Children’s Ministry;
    • A comprehensive Recommended Action Plan to assist in immediately applying the results of your evaluation;
    • A 45 – 90 minute on-site/phone/Skype Follow-up Consultation to discuss the results of your evaluation, as well as to review the Assessment Report and Recommended Action Plan.

Phase Two (Strategic Consulting): Collaboration  3 months of consulting, coaching & support for continued navigation toward desired initiatives & outcomes.


  • Ministry Design
    • Based on findings from the Children’s Ministry Check Up™, we will assist in designing a plan for ministry growth and navigation through impending changes. We will collaborate to address all elements of change and how best to pursue them.
  • Consulting Conversations
    • Three (3) scheduled conversations to evaluate, discuss and consult with Senior Leadership and/or Children’s Ministry Staff regarding any element of children’s ministry, but specifically targeting the pursuit of agreed upon initiatives resulting from the Children’s Ministry Check Up
  • Anytime Access
    • Available via phone/email for collaboration to answer questions, advise or otherwise consult with Senior Leadership and/or Children’s Ministry Staff in regards to specific developments or issues within children’s ministry.

Expected Outcomes

  • Complete understanding of current children’s ministry strengths, weaknesses & areas for potential growth;
  • Clear perspective of future possibilities with practical recommended steps to achieve your vision in children’s & family ministry;
  • Successful navigation through impending changes through ministry design and practical implementation of processes, structures and program;
  • Healthier leadership, teams and children’s & family ministry initiatives to support & enhance all areas of your church.


  • Children’s Ministry Check Up & Strategic Consulting
    • $4700 $3200* + travel expenses (transportation, hotel accommodation & food during on-site visit)
  • Children’s Ministry Check Up™ without consulting
    • $3200 $2200* + travel expenses (transportation, hotel accommodation & food during on-site visit)
* Must be booked by 5 p.m., June 21, 2019, to include:
– Signed agreement
– Start date between 6/21/19 and 9/1/19
– 50% non-refundable deposit

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