In far too many cases, those who lead end up on,"power trips" and become people who think everything is about them. This can damage your Children's Ministry and more importantly, it can - and likely will - damage people. Let's think about this for a minute . . .
When you think it is all about you, you are likely to . . .
- Focus on yourself and not give the time and attention to others which they need. Remember; if you are leading, you are there to serve. Not to be served. It is not all about you.
- Only want to put time and attention to the ideas you think of and are more likely to not listen to or honestly consider ideas from others. Remember; if you are leading, you are there to build consensus and to honestly consider other ideas to find those which will be most effective. It is not all about you.
- Not really get to know your volunteers. Remember; if you are leading, you have to know those who serve alongside you - especially when they are volunteers. How can you serve them if you do not even really know them? It is not all about you.
These are just a few of the ways you can damage your Children's Ministry when you think it is all about you - there are more, but these three give you enough reasons to be sure you focus on not letting the Children's Ministry become all about you. Remember . . . it is not all about you.