Ten Things They Didn’t Tell Me About Being A Children’s Pastor

BEFORE I BECAME A CHILDREN’S PASTOR, I HAD NO IDEA . . .

  • that everyone would assume that I knew how to change a diaper…

BEFORE I BECAME A CHILDREN'S PASTOR, I HAD NO IDEA . . . that everyone would assume I knew how to change a diaper! #KidMin #FamMin Click To Tweet

  • that the standard answer in Kids’ Church is “Jesus”, “God” or “the Bible”…
  • that there is always – always – one parent assigned to be an hour or more late to pick up their kid from overnighters…
  • that cool-aid puke stained Fellowship Hall carpet so bad…
  • that the senior pastor would forget my name so many times…

BEFORE I BECAME A CHILDREN'S PASTOR, I HAD NO IDEA . . . that the senior pastor would forget my name so many times. Click To Tweet

  • that people could be so creative in saying no to serving…

  • that only so many marshmallows could fit into a child’s mouth before coming through their nose…

  • that I would relinquish my rights to attend the main service ever again…
BEFORE I BECAME A CHILDREN'S PASTOR, I HAD NO IDEA . . . that I would relinquish my rights to ever attend service again! #KidMin #FamMin Click To Tweet
  • that Saturday night dates would forevermore be spent frantically trying to find substitute teachers…
  • that it is perhaps the most complex & challenging position in the church – but that I would be blessed beyond measure by doing it!

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