How Many Children's Ministry Staff Should a Church Have?

I am often asked how many Children's Ministry staff members a church should have?

The optimal ratio is one full-time staff member for every 100-125 children with a minimum of one for every 150-200 children.

The foundation of a great Children's Ministry is it's volunteer team.  But everything rises and falls on leadership.  It's vital to have solid staff leadership in place to enlist, equip, and encourage the volunteer team for the work of the ministry.