Jan 15, 2013

10 Things Children's Leaders Need to Stop Saying

"No one wants to volunteer."

"I don't need to go to the adult service.  I get fed in the children's service."

"Numbers don't matter.  We're just trying to take the kids we have deeper."

"It's easier to just do it myself."

"Pastor, can you please make an announcement at the end of the service that we desperately need more volunteers for Children's Ministry?"

"I know it's my day off, but I need to work."

"Can you stay over and volunteer for one more service?"

"If I only had a bigger budget..."

"Don't worry about that small detail...the kids won't notice."

"We've always done it this way."    


I'd love to see "whys" on some of these...and some alternative things to say instead.

I hate to hear " the kids won't come if we actually teach them something...like apologetics". Kids are hungry to learn about their faith! We have failed them as many leave the church when they go to college. Without having a strong and secure foundation in and evidence for Christianity, one secular professor can quickly undermine the shallow understanding they have learned as a kid in church.

Children Ministry in Yorba Linda ensures that Children leaders don't speak something which might hurt the sentiments of other people.  

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