Jan 12, 2016

12 Questions Pastors Should Ask Their Children's Director

Recently I put together a Pastor's tool kit for Children's Ministry.  It will be used by our campus pastors to measure the health and growth of the children's ministry at their campus (we're a multi-site church).

One part of the tool kit is 12 questions the pastor can ask the children's director when they meet.

I wanted to share the questions with you as well.  They are great talking points when you meet with your pastor or the leader you report to.  They are also great questions to ask yourself on a regular basis.

  1. How many new volunteers have you brought onto the team lately?
  2. What are you doing to build relationships with volunteers?
  3. What are you doing to care for volunteers?
  4. Who are the volunteers you are raising up to be leaders of leaders?
  5. How are you following up with guest families?
  6. How many kids and parents have participated in the milestones lately?
  7. What are some things that are going well right now?
  8. What are some things you are working on improving?
  9. How is our children's ministry attendance tracking?
  10. What are some growth barriers we are facing in children's ministry?  How can I help you remove the barriers?
  11. Are there any other areas of concern you have?
  12. What is one thing that will help our children's ministry be more successful?


I do not agree with this list. Where are the questions about the children, their hearts and overcoming obstacles, prayer? Are you staying in the secret place with Christ? We should always minister out of the overflow.

I thought I would offer some suggestions to add to this list that are of vital importance. I believe children's ministry is the most powerful ministry we could ever take on for the Kingdom of God. Are you staying in the secret place with Christ? Everything we do in ministry needs to come out from the overflow of our secret time. Are you equipping these children and teaching them to enter into His presence. When children cultivate a love of His presence, they will never forget that. It cannot be about games and check lists, this has proven detromental statistically. Are we teaching them to pray the scriptures? Are we giving them tools to stand against the wiles of Satan? This calls for volunteers and teachers to know the word, love deeply the souls of these children and to be able to hear the Lord for each little one He has entrusted us with! Blessings! Ashley

Thanks for sharing Ashley. What you said is so true. These questions are more on the practical side. We should definitely be asking about the spiritual health as well.

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