The Most Important Ability a Children's Ministry Leader Can Have

What is the most important ability a Children's Ministry leader can have?  Speaking skills?  Charisma?  Great vision casting?  Incredible organizational skills?  Creativity?  These are all good things..but I believe the most important ability you can have is the ability to raise up leaders.

A successful Children's Ministry is not a group of spectators watching an all-star perform. It's a team of empowered leaders working together to make an impact that is bigger than anything someone could do alone. 

Here are some self-evaluation questions to ask:

Am I doing all the teaching or am I equipping others to teach?

Is it okay if other people get the credit for wins?

If I sit quietly in the background, will everything run smoothly?

Can I name three people that I am currently investing in?

When people think about the leadership of our Children's Ministry, do they think about a one-man show or do they think about a team of people?

How much time do I spend investing in others each week?

Am I the only one that people can come to for answers?

Who is leading something that I used to lead?

Do I enjoy putting the spotlight on others more than I enjoy being in it?

Do I focus more on what I can do or what I can empower others to do?

Is the reason the ministry is small enough to pull off by myself due to the fact that I am pulling it off by myself? a Children's Ministry's not what you can's what you can empower others to do.