Having a network of ministry co-conspirators is an incredible gift.
Last week, I had the privilege of spending time on the phone with Sam Luce and Amy Dolan.
I love these two leaders.
Not only do they challenge me in my Kidmin leadership, they challenge my faith. I learn each time I’m around them.
Our conversation last week turned to the same topic: discipleship in the life of the church leader.
It’s clear. Kidmin leaders often readily prioritize other things before their own discipleship journey. We will give everything we have toward a strategy, a curriculum, a perspective before tending to our own souls.
Is this true for you?
- I read the Bible more to prepare for Sunday than to spend time with God.
- I am not weekly engaging in a corporate worship service with other adults or my family.
- I spend more time preparing supplies than preparing my own heart to teach.
- I haven’t been to church in months.
I didn’t make these up friends. I wish I had. I do. These are actual comments from leaders – from seasoned children’s pastors to new Kidmin.
Frankly, the stakes are too high for this trend to continue. The next generation needs passionate disciples of Jesus to lead them – more than they need a special program or crafts or a great stage or staff structure. We only become master disciple-makers when we ourselves become disciples of the Master.
This is a vital conversation and I could not think of two leaders better suited to guide this conversation than Amy and Sam. I’ll be hosting Amy and Sam on a webinar Wednesday, September 2 at 2 p.m. CDT.
What’s amazing about the Kidmin community is that through simple technology, we can network together – learn together – and grow together. I welcome you to join the conversation next week.