What We Do

Consulting, Coaching & Speaking

Greg Baird (founder of Children’s Ministry Leader) has spent over 25 years leading in Children’s & Family Ministry. As a pastor, coach, consultant and speaker, he has influenced hundreds of churches and thousands of ministry leaders in over 30 countries (see more about Greg by clicking here).

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Consulting

Children’s Ministry Check Up (our full Children’s & Family Ministry assessment). Click here to get full details on this comprehensive assessment of your ministry.

Children’s & Family Ministry Strategic Consulting is a collaborative conversation to help you fit together the pieces of your Children’s & Family Ministry puzzle. It typically serves as the second part of the Children’s Ministry Check Up (our full Children’s & Family Ministry assessment), but also can be a stand alone partnership to address any number of different objectives, including:

  • consulting1Long & short term ministry planning;
  • Alignment of Children’s & Family Ministry vision & program with other areas of the church;
  • Recruiting & equipping volunteer staff;
  • Solving space & facilities issues;
  • Creating effective spiritual formation processes which engage parents as primary disciplers;
  • Leading change & implementing new program ideas;
  • Staff selection, management & development;
  • Challenges unique to your environment.

Each consulting relationship is unique and customized to your needs, so let’s have a conversation and see what that might look like.

Contact Greg Baird About Consulting, Coaching or Speaking

Coaching

Ministry & Leadership Development (Individuals or Teams) ~ Having a coach can make all the difference in the world! Someone who’s “been there, done that” and knows the right questions to ask can be invaluable. In this coaching, we offer a mix of intentional teaching and personal & ministry discovery. We’ll cover ministry topics as:

  • Exceptional Children’s & Family Ministry: What It Looks Like
  • Establishing & Casting A Clear & Compelling Vision
  • Embracing Spiritual Formation As A Partnership Between Church & Home
  • Equipping Volunteers To Do The Work Of The Ministry
  • Expanding Leadership Capacity Throughout Your Ministry
  • Engaging Children For Life Change
  • Evaluating Your Ministry From Top To Bottom
  • Envisioning Greater Ministry Than You Ever Thought Possible

We’ll also talk through such topics as time management, personal & ministry organization, and more! Let’s talk about how coaching may help you and/or your team take the next step in leading your ministry.

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Speaking

Workshops, Keynotes & Training For Your Conference or Church  See the About Greg Baird page for more details on Greg’s speaking experience. Contact Greg for a list of topics for teachers & leaders, or for a conversation about customized presentations to meet your needs.


Testimonials

c_yount-jones“Greg Baird is one of the most professional children’s ministers I’ve ever worked with. His extensive knowledge of children’s ministry is evident in the numerous articles he’s written for Children’s Ministry Magazine. Greg consistently got the highest evaluations in our national workshops where for years he presented to hundreds of leaders and volunteers. In all my interactions with Greg, I’ve been impressed with his integrity and graciousness. I highly recommend him…!” Chris Yount-Jones, Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine,Group Publishing

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jana_alayra2-177x250“I & my husband have had the privilege of hearing Greg as a keynote speaker. He was clever, organized, clear, concise and very funny! He gave much needed encouragement to the attendees, and it was obvious they enjoyed him immensely! I have heard many, many speakers over the years and would rank Greg right up there with the best, especially as he lives what he believes.” Jana Alayra,Jana Alayra Music

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Here’s a great resource to offer your families, created by our friends Sweet Sleep. And it’s free!

Check it out!

#VBS #SweetSleepWelcome to the Sweet Sleep Family Experience!
Join us this summer as we explore what life is like for children and families in Uganda. The program is designed to help families have fun experiences together, while learning some important truths about how God provides True Rest, and how we can learn to love and serve others as He calls us to do.

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Stop begging trying to fill the needs in your ministry! IF people respond, it will likely be only short term. Obligatory service doesn’t inspire people to stick around.

Instead, understand the grand vision we are pursuing by investing in children’s lives for eternity!

Practice articulating that vision and start sharing it in every conversation. It’s a privilege and honor to be part of such important service, so INVITE people into that opportunity.

And, of course, never forget the foundation for building our team, found in Luke 10:2: “These were his [Jesus’] instructions to them: ‘The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.’”


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As the kids run to their waiting parents after church on Sunday morning, is that where the impact ends?

Or does the conversation continue at home throughout the week?

Hopefully the answer is the latter. If it’s not, it’s probably because we aren’t engaging and equipping parents to continue the conversation.

And that’s a problem.

Parents are the primary spiritual investors in a child’s life. Good or bad, this is almost always true.

As Children’s Ministry Leaders, our primary role ought to be to “equip God’s people” (Ephesians 4:12). In our case, I believe that means equip our team to invest in the children of our ministry, and to equip the parents of those children to continue the conversations at home.

If you aren’t engaging & equipping parents to continue the conversations that begin at church, then your ministry is incomplete.

If you are engaging and equipping parents, share an example in the comments of how you do that so the rest of us can learn from you.





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We always hear that children and youth are the church of tomorrow.

Yes, they are.

But they are also part of the church of today.

They are the group most receptive to the Gospel. They are the group most responsive to discipleship.

They also typically represent the largest group in the church, and the one with the most peripheral impact (volunteers, parents, etc).

They are the most vulnerable, physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally.

Why on earth would we ever think we could “babysit” this group while “real ministry” happens with adults?

The truth is, many (most?) churches are not as healthy or strong as they could be because they lack a thriving focus on perhaps the very group that should receive the greatest focus.

You cannot have a healthy church without a healthy ministry to children and families.

Agree?






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