A few weeks ago I got to spend a couple of hours with some really great Kids’ Ministry leaders. I don’t do that a lot outside the team I work with at my church, but when I do I always enjoy it and wish I did it more. We spent our time talking about some of the big things we’re learning in our settings right now. Here are 12 of our take-aways:
1. Keep it simple.
2. Don’t try to make a passage say something it’s not really saying.
3. Setting matters.
4. Help kids see HOW to live what they HEAR.
5. Kids need to KNOW the Word, so it can GROW in them, so they can GO and help others know, grow, and go.
6. We need to model Christianity to parents just as much as we need to model it to kids.
7. Curriculum: Use what works and toss the rest.
8. Raise the bar slowly.
9. Don’t underestimate what parents are doing because of what they’re not doing.
10. Help parents make the other 6 days awesome.
11. If it’s not working stop doing it.
12. Reward flexibility.
Are you connected in a network of other Children’s Ministry leaders? If so, what are some of the things you’re learning through that group right now?