Jul 30, 2013

7 Guaranteed Steps to Improve Your Children's Ministry

Do you want to make some big improvements in your children's ministry?  Here's 7 steps that are guaranteed to bring improvement.

Identify a topic that is hindering your ministry.  Make sure it's something you don't currently have an answer for.  And make sure it's something that your team really cares about.

Get in a room....and start asking questions about the topic.  Only questions are allowed.  Set a time limit. (example: 30 minutes, 60 minutes, etc.)

Use a whiteboard and write down every question so everyone can see them.

Ask as many questions as you can in the time allotted.

Don't start trying to answer the questions yet. 

Decide which questions have the most potential to change what is hindering your ministry.  Narrow it down to 3-4 questions.

Go to work finding answers to the questions. 
  • Spend an allotted time right then working on answers.  
  • Then give everyone time to work on answers outside the initial meeting.  
    • They can work in smaller groups during this time.
    • I would suggest giving them 1-2 weeks.
  • After the 1-2 weeks are over, call another meeting with everyone.  
  • Bring together all the answers and work through them again.   
  • Finalize the best answers.  
  • Make plans and action steps based on the best answers.
You'll find that asking the right questions first and then finding the answers afterwards will be a catalyst for improving your children's ministry.

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