Sometimes the number of things that need to be done in Kids Ministry can be overwhelming. How do you balance the urgent things with things that should be a priority? So many times the urgent can take a lot of our time, but they are not necessarily things that are a priority. A Kids Ministry To Do List might be just the thing you are looking for. It’s not just any to do list. It’s specifically designed with things in mind that are important for a Kids Ministry Leader.
I am getting ready to go on a church tour. I am taking some of my key leaders from my Kids Ministry with me. We will drive for about 8 hours one direction, do a little shopping in the US (something Canadians get quite excited about), and spend time attending various classes & services at the church we will be visiting. We’ll spend time together in the vehicles and get to know each other in the process. We will ask a million questions to our gracious hosts (aka Kids Ministry Staff & Volunteers) . We will come home with our brains ready to explode from all that we saw, heard & experienced.
One of my favorite sayings is, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” I was at Willow Creek Church, sitting in their board room, with a team of Kids Ministry people from around the world. One of the staff from the Willow Creek Association was leading our session on Strategic Planning. I was thrilled to get an inside look at the process that Willow uses for Strategic Planning. I was reminded how important it is to take time to do Strategic Planning.
I am part of a team of Kids Ministry People from around the world brought together by Sue Miller. I get to represent Canada on this team of amazing people! At our last international meeting Pat Cimo gave us sheets of paper in 3 different colors. These 3 colors can help us make great decisions in kids ministry.