Monday, December 18, 2023

14 Ways to "Blow" Your Children's Ministry . . . Be Lazy

As we look at another way to "blow" our Children's Ministries today, lets think for a minute about how being lazy will damage, or "blow", our Children's Ministry.

In the article on marriage, the author said to stop "yelling". He said this wasn't the type of yelling which is angry or abusive, but the yelling when you "yell" from one room to another, because you are too lazy to get up and go get or find out something for yourself. So, how are we "lazy" in our  Children's Ministry? Consider these ways . . .
  • We are "lazy" when we do not spend the time we need to in God's Word and prayer.
  • We are "lazy" when we do not plan and present regular training for our volunteers.
  • We are "lazy" when we do not take the time to notice and remember special days and times in our volunteer's lives.
  • We are "lazy" when we do not keep the church leadership "current" with the things which are happening in our Children's Ministry.
  • We are "lazy" when we do not have regular parent's and grandparent's meetings and make it a priority to communicate regularly with parents - and grandparents.
  • We are "lazy" when we do not take the time to get to know the children in our ministries - learn their names, ask for and listen to prayer requests, pray with them, and watch for children who may be in need of help.
  • We are "lazy" when we do not take the time to know which children are at church because they come with their grandparents.
There are certainly more ways we can be "lazy" in our Children's Ministries and being "lazy" will "blow" our Children's Ministry.

So, what do you do if you have been "lazy" - clearly this is an easy, "do-over" . . . we stop being lazy. Spend the time you need to in building your relationship with God, your church leaders, volunteers, parents, grandparents, and children. Don't be lazy.

And, the benefit when you stop being "lazy" . . . it is obvious. You will build your relationships and build a stronger ministry, which will be significantly more effective! 

What do you do to keep from being "lazy"?

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