When it comes down to the core of what makes a team “click” and what makes an organization healthy, trust between the members of the team is critically important.
As a leader your calling is first to your team, to lay down your life for them, care for them, and serve them.
Children’s ministry is, oddly enough, about much more than children’s ministry. It’s also about serving the people on your team.
When good communication is not in place, your people will feel left out, marginalized, and, worst of all, that you don’t trust them. Here are three ways to practice excellent communication within your ministry organization.
When you explain the “why” behind your ministry, people who identify with your vision will “get” it and be passionate about it. They’ll want to join your cause because they care about it.
What if your team found children's ministry an experience that builds them up, strengthens them spiritually, and leaves them wanting to continue working with the team?
I can distinctly remember the moment when I realized that something was off. I was working full time in ministry, studying Scripture regularly for writing a children’s discipleship curriculum, lived in a strong community that was passionate about seeking Jesus, and yet I felt dry…empty…weak. God felt distant. Honestly, my personal walk with Him had slowly dwindled away to almost nothing—all in the midst of ministry. Ministry had replaced God, and it wasn’t enough. I was in and around truth,
Douglas Bond, author of more than twenty-five books, is Director for the Oxford Creative Writing Master Class, conference speaker, and leader of Church history tours in Europe. Read his interview with Michael Morgan, director of Heroic Life Discipleship.
How do you explain the sanctification process? As we follow Jesus, does God do all the work, while we just sit back and watch? Or do we have a part in our own growth process?
When Paul wrote his letter to the Christians in Colosse, he talked about his goals for ministry. But he didn’t stop there. He went on to explain what really fueled his work and enabled him to present believers mature in Christ.