May 20, 2013

The Difference Between Good and Great Children's Ministry Leaders

The good children's ministry leader teaches kids.  The great children's ministry leader teaches kids and teaches other people how to teach kids.

The good children's ministry leader reaches kids.  The great children's ministry leader reaches entire families.

The good children's ministry leader impacts the children's department.  The great children's ministry leader impacts the entire church.

The good children's ministry leader flies solo.  The great children's ministry leader collaborates.

The good children's ministry leader brings his/her best.  The great children's ministry leader brings out the best in others.

The good children's ministry leader has talent.  The great children's ministry leader has a talented team.

The good children's ministry leader disciples kids.  The great children's ministry leader equips parents to disciple their kids.

The good children's ministry leader brings challenges to church leadership.  The great children's ministry leader brings challenges and possible solutions to the challenges to church leadership.

The good children's ministry leader maintains a lot of mediocre programs.  The great children's ministry leader focuses on doing a few programs with excellence.

The good children's ministry leader is a great lecturer.  The great children's ministry leader is a great facilitator.

The good children's ministry leader always comes up with the best idea.  The great children's ministry leader always identifies the best idea...no matter who it came from.

The good children's ministry leader leads well.  The great children's ministry leader leads well and raises up others who can lead well.

The good children's ministry leader is always on hand to "run the show."  The great children's ministry leader can be gone and nothing misses a beat.

The good children's ministry leader is great with kids.  The great children's ministry leader is great with kids and adults.

The good children's ministry leader makes sure everything is comfortable.  The great children's ministry leader makes sure everything is constantly being evaluated and improved.

The good children's ministry leader has completed a ministry degree.  The great children's ministry leader may have a degree, but realizes he/she will always be in school.

The good children's ministry leader is gifted.  The great ministry children's ministry leader helps others discover their gifts.

The good children's ministry leader tells kids how to follow Christ.  The great children's ministry leader shows kids how to follow Christ.

The good children's ministry leader prays in public.  The great children's ministry leader prays in public and private.

The good children's ministry leader listens to feedback when it is given.  The great children's ministry leader actively seeks out and asks for feedback.

2 comments:

So very true, the good always comes first - but then we mature and go for the great!

Really like this article!! Articulate and super helpful, thank you!

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