Sep 29, 2011

6 Ways to Know If Children's Ministry is a Priority at Your Church




Is Children's Ministry a priority at your church?
Check these six areas to find out.




Budget.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority invest in it financially.  What percentage of the overall budget is dedicated to it?







Staffing.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority staff accordingly.  How many Children's Ministry seats are there around the table?







Building.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority make sure the facilities reflect that.  What do your facilities say?






Air time.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority make sure they communicate this to the congregation.  What does your bulletin, website, and announcements reflect?








Age of adults attending.  Churches that make Children's Ministry a priority will have a large percentage of preschool and elementary parents attending. 






Percentage of children attending.  In a church that makes Children's Ministry a priority, children normally make up a minimum of 10% of the congregation.  In very healthy situations, it may be up to 20%.





You will get out of Children's Ministry what you put into it.  If reaching kids and parents is a high priority for your church, then make sure these six areas reflect that commitment.