Sep 29, 2011

6 Ways to Know If Children's Ministry is a Priority at Your Church




Is Children's Ministry a priority at your church?
Check these six areas to find out.




Budget.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority invest in it financially.  What percentage of the overall budget is dedicated to it?







Staffing.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority staff accordingly.  How many Children's Ministry seats are there around the table?







Building.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority make sure the facilities reflect that.  What do your facilities say?






Air time.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority make sure they communicate this to the congregation.  What does your bulletin, website, and announcements reflect?








Age of adults attending.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority will have a large percentage of preschool and elementary parents attending. 






Percentage of children attending.  In a church that makes Children's Ministry a priority, children normally make up a minimum of 10% of the congregation.  In very healthy situations, it may be up to 20%.





You will get out of Children's Ministry what you put into it.  If reaching kids and parents is a high priority for your church, then make sure these six areas reflect that commitment.


2 comments:

Percentage of children attending. In a church that makes Children's Ministry a priority, children normally make up a minimum of 10% of the congregation. In very healthy situations, it may be up to 20%.

I have heard this MANY times but have yet to find a source or reason for the number, could you help me out! cjones@sohillscc.com

Hey Corey, great to hear from you. This % is not something I heard somewhere else but is something I have tracked at churches over the years. Obviously nothing is a blanket statement but I have found this % to be true in the churches I have watched and researched over the past 22 years.

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