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Ways to “Blow” Your Children’s Ministry . . . Lose Focus on the Personal “Touch”

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In children’s ministry when we get a new family or a new visitor we are so happy to see them, we give them attention and then, over time, we just “take them for granted”. This is definitely a way to “blow” our children’s ministry. So, to keep your focus on the personal “touch”, consider the following . . .

  • Always take time to smile and say hello whenever you see families, children and volunteers
  • Learn names – in a big church this can be more of a challenge, but it is well worth it to take the time to learn names
  • Try to make time – even a few minutes, to show interest by asking how things are going with them.
These are just a few really simple, but big ways you can keep a focus on the personal “touch” and when you do this, you will not “blow” your children’s ministry!So, what do you do if you have lost the focus on personal touch? For a “do-over” focus on the personal touch! Go back and talk to visitors, families, children and volunteers! Learn the names and make the time to show interest in others!

The “bonus” if you do these things is you will find visitors become members and volunteers become people who commit long term! And your church will really become a “family”!

What do you do to keep your focus on the personal “touch”?

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About the Author

Lynda Freeman has 40+ years of experience working in Children's Ministry. She has served a children's director for churches of 1600 people - as well as in churches of 100 people. Lynda has been a consultant for Gospel Light, Group  and ZonderKidz/Big Idea, ZonderKidz/Promiseland. Currently she is known for her reviews of curriculum and church resources, she writes kidz Connection curriculum and her other blog, grandma's cookie jar!