Thursday, September 22, 2011

Continuity . . . Connect the Children's Ministry With Your Church!

So . . . if you have paid attention to be sure all areas of your children's ministry connect so the Sunday, Midweek, Summer and other ministries have continuity and are taking the time to connect the children's ministry with the parent's ministry, the last area to connect with, is the other areas of your church. It is important for the entire church to know what is happening in the children's ministry. Consider the following . . . 

  • be sure your senior pastor is "on board" and knows what is happening in the children's ministry and shares from the pulpit on a regular basis the vision for the children's ministry along with the way it is impacting the lives of children and families and volunteers in your church
  • make time each month for volunteers so they are able to share with the entire church what is happening in their area of ministry, how they have been able to see God work in the lives of children and how it changes their lives to serve in the children's ministry
  • involve your children's ministry praise team - made up of children - in your "big" church praise time. Allow them to join your adult praise team at least once a quarter and give children an opportunity to share about what they are learning and how they have been able to live it in their lives
  • add a flier to your bulletin each week highlighting the things the children are learning each Sunday - encourage everyone in the church to take a moment and talk with a child to ask them what they are learning and how they lived it in their lives
  • pray, pray, pray - ask everyone to be praying for your children's ministry - for the children, the families and the volunteers!
These are just a few ideas, but whatever you decide to do, be sure to do something to help your entire church "catch" the vision for children's ministry and to "connect" everyone to the things which are happening in your children's ministry!

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