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The Call

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There is call to preach to kids.

If you are going to be an effective Kids Pastor it’s critical that you see Kids Ministry like the Lord sees it.

Many do not see kids ministry as real ministry. This is false of course, but people’s attitudes can still wear you down.

As the leader it’s critical that you not allow this to happen. You have to continue to encourage yourself. Here is a scripture that helped me.

 

“I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. Inasmuch as I am an apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry.” Romans 11:13 NASB

Paul said, “I magnify my ministry.” He magnified his calling.

Why did Paul have to magnify his ministry?

Didn’t everyone see Paul’s ministry as valuable?

Nope.

Many people in the church did not respect Paul’s ministry, but he did not let this slow him down.

Paul was the apostle to the gentiles and the gentiles felt like second-class citizens in the early church.

Even Peter and James saw the gentiles as a lesser ministry, but Paul did not see it that way. Father God didn’t see it that way either. Christ died for both the Jews and the Gentiles.

There will be people in the church who see kids ministry as lesser ministry, but Father God does not see it that way. Kids ministry is precious to our heavenly Father.

Is kids ministry more important than other ministries?

No, but it is a special work to the Lord.

Here’s how I Know.

There are many names for God in the Bible, CreatorEl ShaddaiJehovah Jirah and many more but the name He likes best is ‘Father’.

How do I know?

Because that is what Jesus called him – Father, and you can’t be a Father with out kids.

Father God is the one that called you. He is the one that gave you this assignment and ultimately you are doing it for him.

There will be times it will seem like nobody cares about what you do. Your pastor may be clueless as to how much work you do, parents may be angry with you, volunteers many not show up and staff members may disrespect you – but know that Father God is pleased with you.

If you are feeling disrespected just remember that Paul was disrespected too. What should you do if someone disrespects you? Do what Paul did. Don’t let it get you down and Magnify your ministry.

Kids Ministry is a Call from the Lord.

Don’t ever feel sorry for yourself.

Don’t compare your ministry to other ministries in the church.

Magnify your calling!

People respond to passion.

When you are passionate about Kid’s Ministry your fire will rub off on other people and they will change.

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About the Author

Pastor, filmmaker, coach and comic book collector, Mark Harper has over 30 years of experience in the local church. He is the creator of the Super Church Curriculum series, which is used in over 5,000 churches worldwide. Mark and his wife Debra have two adult children, one grandchild and one Yorkie who thinks he's a german shepherd. www.transformkidmin.com