You could likely make a list of things you just could not get by in your children’s ministry without. Maybe for you it’s popsicle sticks and markers. Maybe it’s animal crackers, your sound system, or the picnic table you meet at each week. Maybe it’s even your team of volunteers.
But you as a children’s minister, volunteer, or even a parent have a few great resources up your sleeve as well. Three of your most valuable resources in kids ministry are your time, your attention, and your energy.
Your time. We all know that there simply isn’t enough of this. What you give your time to can quickly become who you are. Make sure you’re giving your ministry the time it deserves in preparation, in action, and in prayer. Do you view your ministry as your calling or your afterthought?
Your attention. Your focused attention can mean the world in the life of a child. Some kids in your ministry are seeking attention that they will not find in other places. When talking with a kid, get down on your knee so you can make eye contact with them. Make them feel like they are the only kid in the room. Seek out time to listen and to do something with them one-on-one.
Your energy. Many kids ministry workers, parents, and church staffers are simply overloaded. At the end of the day, it can be difficult to give it your all. The kids in your life deserve your best and will often relate best to high energy. Push yourself to always do one more thing in your ministry, and God will continue to supply all that you need.