7 Ways to Multiply Yourself as a Children's Ministry Leader

One of the most important things you can do as a children's ministry is multiply yourself.

You can only do so much solo.  If you want to see the ministry grow and expand it is vital that you raise up other leaders.

Here's 7 ways you can begin multiplying yourself.

Look for people who display leadership potential.  Some of the things you want to look for are...
  • committed
  • integrity 
  • persistent
  • enthusiastic
  • responds well to feedback
  • positive attitude
  • solution-oriented
Leaders are not going to fall out of the sky.  Approach the people you identify and make the ask.  The best way to multiply yourself is 1-1 personal invites.

Help people see the gifts God has placed in them that they may not even see themselves or believe they have.  God can use you to help them unleash the potential He has placed inside them.

Be intentional about investing in them.  This includes training, 1-1 mentoring and creating a leadership growth plan for them.

One of the best ways to raise up leaders is to give them opportunities to lead.  Hands-on experience.

Provide them with feedback.  Here's more on how to do this properly

Instill the vision, heart and passion of the ministry in them.  Help them move beyond the "what" of the ministry to the "why" of the ministry.

We've seen this plan work.  Out of our current 72 children's ministry staff members, 65 of them are people that we raised up as volunteers and took through this pathway.  As the ministry continues to grow and expand, it is vital that we continue to multiply ourselves as leaders.  If we don't, we'll hit a leadership lid.

The same can be said of any ministry.  It is critical that you multiply yourself so you can reach your community for Christ.  

Below is the strategy in an infograph.  If you would like a copy of it as a .jpg, feel free to email me at dalehudsoncm2@gmail.com.