Apr 26, 2012

20 Things You Should Do Every Week in Children's Ministry

The Bible tells us to be faithful in the small things (Luke 16).  It is in the weekly tasks that your strength lies.  Do these things consistently week in and week out and you will build a prevailing Children's Ministry.
  1. Spend time with Jesus.
  2. Read God's Word...outside of what you are studying for a lesson.
  3. Spend time with your family.
  4. Take a day off.
  5. Read something that will help you grow as a leader.
  6. Ask someone to volunteer in Children's Ministry.
  7. Personally encourage 5 children with your words.
  8. Send a "thank you" note to a volunteer.
  9. Personally say "thank you" to a volunteer.
  10. Write down at least one thing you can do to improve the ministry.
  11. Spend time connecting and communicating with parents.
  12. Follow up with first-time guests.
  13. Communicate with your volunteers.
  14. Spend time pouring into a key volunteer or staff member.
  15. Make sure the rooms are clean.
  16. Attend the adult service.
  17. Make progress, even if it's a small step, toward any big event you have coming up.
  18. Evaluate the vital signs of your ministry (attendance, volunteers, parental involvement, small groups, discipleship involvement, etc.)
  19. Have 3 people proofread anything that is going out in print.
  20. Send a birthday card to a child in your ministry.
What other things should you do in Children's Ministry week in and week out?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


Spend time with the other ministry leaders outside of service

How about, study for the children's lesson, asking the Lord to take you deeper in the simple things? Really, you have a very comprehensive list. Pretty much all that I could come up with is already at least implied in your 20 things! Great list! :)

Call out each child's name/pertinent circumstance in your prayer time (split up the names between days if you have many children).

Great list. This encouraged me to write my own and encouraged me to be more faithful in follow-up.

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