Aug 21, 2013

10 Simple but High-Impact Ways to Connect with the Kids You Minister to

Do you want to make a lasting impact on the children God has called you to minister to?

For this to happen, you've got to make a heart connection with them.  Once the heart connection is made, it opens the door for life impact. 

Here's 10 simple, but high-impact ways, you can connect with the kids you minister to.
  • Get to know them personally.  Go out of your way to talk with them.
  • Listen to them. 
  • Find out what music, TV shows, movies, and video games they like.
  • Entrust them with a specific responsibility in class.  
  •  Let them know who you are.  Tell them stories from your childhood.
  • Talk to their parents.  Ask questions.  What are their struggles?  What areas would they like to see their child grow in?  What are their needs?
  • Ask them what they are passionate about.
  • Affirm them with your words.
  • Be kind and loving.
  • Let them know you care. Tell them with your words and show them with your actions.
Your turn.  What are some other simple ways you connect with the kids you minister to?  Share your ideas with us in the comment section below.

2 comments:

I think a great one is: Getting down on their level. Children look up at adults all week long. It's our opportunity to come down to their level and show them that we care.

That's so good Johann. Thank you for sharing. It does make a big difference when you get down eye level.

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