Developing Kids Ministry Teams

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workshop for children's ministy leaders regarding developing kids ministry teams

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Developing Kids Ministry Teams

  1. 1. Developing Kids Ministry Teams
  2. 2. I. The Facts… <ul><li>Children are important to God </li></ul><ul><li>Children aren’t the church of tomorrow, they’re the church of today </li></ul><ul><li>God gives each child specific gifts and talents to be used for his glory </li></ul><ul><li>Children CAN be involved in ministry </li></ul><ul><li>You CAN NOT do everything by yourself </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The Facts – cont.… </li></ul><ul><li>The children in your kids church will hopefully one day be in the youth and adult ministries of your church. Train them NOW for ministry! </li></ul><ul><li>Children enjoy serving others </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Preliminary Steps </li></ul><ul><li>List all the possible opportunities in your kids church or children’s ministry where kids can serve </li></ul><ul><li>Come-up with a name for your ministry team – something cool! </li></ul><ul><li>Clearly write out the purpose of your ministry team </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Preliminary Steps – cont. </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what ministry opportunities will be reserved for adults, and which will be reserved for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Decide whether or not you will have another level of opportunities for Jr. High or Senior High students </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Communicate the opportunities to your kids </li></ul><ul><li>List all the benefits of being involved in ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Make it a true honor to serve </li></ul><ul><li>Give 1 month notice of upcoming training </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to communicate to parents as well as to kids </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Develop criteria & expectations for service </li></ul><ul><li>What will be the minimum age in order to serve? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the general guidelines and expectations for service? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the expectations or guidelines for each specific area of ministry? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens if someone fails to meet the set guildelines? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you schedule kids for ministry? </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Train your kids </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory training to the ministry team – 1 day training </li></ul><ul><li>Provide training for each specific area of ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Keep things simple to start with </li></ul><ul><li>Provide refresher training and celebrate what God is doing </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Keep in touch with your team </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability is important </li></ul><ul><li>Emails & phone calls work </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>The “IMPACT” Example </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Some helpful hints from experience </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Be understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Be clear on your expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul>
  12. 14. IX. Discussion & Ideas

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