Jan 1, 2013

10 Ways to Improve Your Children's Ministry in 2013

#1
Cut some items from your ministry calendar and refocus the time, effort, and resources into a few things that work well.

#2
Go through your facilities and make a list of things that need to be painted, repaired, remodeled, or even thrown out.  Then knock out the list one item at a time.

#3
Ask someone from the outside to come in and be a "mystery shopper."  A new set of eyes will see things that need to be improved that you cannot see.

#4
Confront the few who are not on board with the vision and direction of the ministry.  If they can't get on board, lovingly ask them to step down.  It will breathe new life into your ministry.

#5
Go visit another church that is at the next level you want to be at.  Take notes and implement what will work in your context.

#6
Create a parent focus group and meet with them at least twice a year.  You can get more information about how to do this at this post.

#7
Create a child focus group and meet with them at least twice a year.  You can get more information about how to do this at this post.

#8
Invest heavily in your first-time guest experience.  You can get more information about how to do this at this post.

#9
Enlist, equip, and empower more volunteers.  New volunteers serving in their sweet spot = an improved Children's Ministry.

#10
Improve yourself as a leader.  Read.  Get a mentor.  Stretch yourself.  When you improve...the ministry you lead improves. 

What are some other ways to improve our Children's Ministries in 2013?  Share your ideas and thoughts with us in the comment section below.

5 comments:

Any chance you could send me your agendas for a child focus group and a parent focus group you have had in the past? I think it is an awesome idea!
tori@parkwaybaptist.com
Thank You!!!

The link for #8 seems to be wrong...it keeps sending me to the blogger home page! But I love #6 and 7. Think I'll have some focus groups this year :)

Thanks for catching that Ashley. I fixed the link on #8. Have a blessed week.

Tori, can you send me an email at daleh@cftoday.org and remind me and I will send you some files for the focus groups. Blessings.

Very helpful tips! How great in feeling that we see kids growing and improving in the presence of the Lord. Praise God!

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