The 4 Most important Things You Should Focus on as a Children's Ministry Leader

There are a lot of things that will come demanding your attention in children's ministry.  There's never a shortage of "stuff" to work on.  But these 4 are what you should primarily focus on.

The Big Needle
As the leader of the ministry, you are the person responsible for setting the vision, direction, and philosophy.  Focus on pointing the needle in the right direction.  Know where the ministry should be headed and bring alignment.

Forward Motion Steps
It's not just enough to point the needle.  You've also got to put steps in place that create forward motion toward the goal. 

Raising Up Leaders
Successful leaders' primary focus is not on doing the work of the ministry.  Their primary focus is raising up leaders to do the work of the ministry.

Yes, it's easier to do the ministry yourself, but in the long run, it's not as effective.  You'll soon hit a lid if you take this approach.  You must reproduce yourself.  You can go faster alone, but you can go farther together. 

Addressing and Resolving Issues No One Else Wants to Talk About
Your job as a leader is to address the elephant in the room and bring resolution.  This takes knowing how to effectively lead through conflict and discomfort.  In this post, I share some simple secrets about leading in these situations.

Okay.  Your turn.  What else do you think Children's Ministry Leaders must focus on?  Help us grow in this area by sharing your thoughts in the comment section below.  We value your input and ideas.