When volunteers serve in children’s ministry they grow in a variety of ways. Sometimes their lives can be transformed by serving kids. A while back I had a college student show up at my classroom door after church one week. She asked if we could talk and let me know she was interested in helping with the kids.
When it comes to training children’s ministry volunteers, what essential skills does anyone teach? We know it’s vital to train volunteers so that they can effectively communicate God’s word and work with kids in grace-filled and healthy ways. But anyone who has started in kids ministry knows, there’s probably a sweet spot on what is necessary, and what can be learned along the way.
Your volunteers are busy. Many of them are working full or part-time, taking care of their children. Attending PTA meetings, mom’s groups, or classes. Carting kids to soccer, football, or dance. Or are just trying to manage their household. Whether moms or dads, empty nesters, or college-aged kids, volunteers have a lot on their plate. AND they want to serve in your ministry. YAY! Before you jump to managing your volunteers’ lives, consider first how you can help them to lead this coming Sunday morning. Really simply, what does it take to prepare your volunteers for Sunday morning children’s ministry?
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This guest post was written by Josh Denhart. Multiplying yourself in ministry is the biggest win. However, I often hear objections to this method. I would even go so far as to call them excuses for why people do not assertively multiply their efforts in a ministry context. Excuse #1: I’m the pastor – it’s my