When you begin a new role in ministry, you are sometimes just trying to keep your head above water, and you think that you could never be bored. However, after you finally have your feet under you, and you have everything running like a well oiled machine, you may have an unfamiliar sense: BOREDOM. Let’s look at three methods that can help as you continue preventing boredom in your ministry.
One of the first instincts that you can have when you settle into boredom is to change things up. Change for the sake of change is never the right answer. If you are feeling bored with what you are currently doing, this is a great time to step back and evaluate the programs in your ministry. Are your programs lining up with the mission of the church and your ministry? Is your team working toward that mission? When boredom settles in, this is the perfect time to step back and evaluate the correlation between your mission and your programs.
When things are incredibly busy one of the first things to be put on the back burner is relationships. Instead of giving in to boredom, take a look around and see what relationships you can begin to invest in more. See if there are parents or volunteers that you can meet for coffee. Not only can you get to know the people in your ministry better, but they can get to know you better. A laugh between friends is the best cure for boredom.
Another way to fight boredom is to focus on your own personal spiritual growth. What are you reading? What is challenging you? You should always be striving towards a goal. Currently the CentriKid office team is going through the book “Spiritual Leadership” by J. Oswald Sanders. This book has really been challenging me as a leader and a Christian. Intentionally take the time to stimulate your mind and find motivation outside of normal everyday tasks. Intentional growth will help keep things fresh for you!
Boredom is something that always seems to creep into our routines from time-to-time, but it doesn’t have to stay for long. By evaluating your ministry, investing on relationships, and focusing on your own spiritual growth, you can give boredom the boot and continue to passionately make the message of the gospel clear to the kids and adults in your ministry.