3-2-1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! That time is here and you have made your New Years resolutions, but what are your plans to grow your ministry in the next year? When I create my New Years list it always includes trying to save money, going to the gym more, or the hardest: drinking less sweet tea! What milestones can we set for a new year of children’s ministry?
How can you better enable your volunteers?
Volunteers are the muscle behind any kid’s ministry and it is important to have a plan to take care of your volunteers and be sure that they are given the proper tools to succeed in ministry. Send out an end-of-year survey and ask your volunteers for ways that you can better serve them or how they feel the ministry can grow. Then do it! Make your volunteers feel heard by getting them those extra crayons and markers or by looking at class sizes to be sure that the teachers are being utilized to the best of their abilities. Simply making a plan to give all of your volunteers a thank you note by June can really make a difference. These volunteers pour into the kids every week and having a plan to invest in them is important.
Examine the content
Take some time to examine the curriculum that you are using at your church. Different programs fit different churches, and it is our goal at LifeWay Kids to create a curriculum that will fit your church. We offer 3 different starting points for you to base your ministry on, whether it is Bible Studies for Life, The Gospel Project, or Explore the Bible, LifeWay Kids wants you to find the best fit for your ministry.
Do you know what else January 1st means? It also means that Group Leader information is now available! It is never too early to start planning for camp. You can start scheduling your parent meetings, plan some fundraisers or events that will promote camp, and get your kids ready for a fantastic summer. VBS is also just around the corner! Come check out VBS Preview events and take your VBS to the next level.
How are you growing?
We are so thankful for all the work that you put in as a children’s minister. We understand the long hours that you spend loving kids and their families and the dedication that you have to make God’s name known to these kids. As you make this list of all of the ways that your ministry can grow this year, take some time to make a plan of how you can grow in your walk with God. Schedule extra time to help you in your personal walk with God and everything else will begin to fall into place as you seek His guidance in this ministry.
We hope that 2015 is an amazing year for you and your ministry! Keep us updated, we love to hear what God is doing in the lives of your kids all year long.