Good-vs.-Great

What Separates Good Children’s Ministry Leaders From the Rest

Leadership //

There are lots of good children’s ministry leaders.  But what causes a person to move from being a “good” children’s ministry leader to being a “great” children’s ministry leader?  Here are some of the indicators.

A good children’s ministry leader produces volunteers who serve because they are needed…a great children’s ministry leader produces volunteers who serve because it’s their passion.

A good children’s ministry leader produces doers…a great children’s ministry leader produces leaders.

A good children’s ministry leader connects with kids…a great children’s ministry leader connects with kids and parents.

A good children’s ministry leader keeps the front of the stage clean…a great children’s ministry leader keeps the front and back of the stage clean.

A good children’s ministry leader reaches kids…a great children’s ministry leader reaches families.

A good children’s ministry leader is in the spotlight…a great children’s ministry leader puts others in the spotlight.

A good children’s ministry leader is busy…a great children’s ministry leader is effective.

A good children’s ministry leader needs the pastor’s encouragement…a great children’s ministry leader encourages the pastor.

A good children’s ministry leader knows how much he or she knows…a great children’s ministry leader knows how much he or she doesn’t know.

A good children’s ministry leader accepts feedback…a great children’s ministry leader asks for feedback.

A good children’s ministry leader leads with his or her title…a great children’s ministry leader leads through relationship.

A good children’s ministry leader mandates…a great children’s ministry leader motivates

A good children’s ministry leader develops him/herself…a great children’s ministry leader develops those around them.

A good children’s ministry leader is committed to okay…a great children’s ministry leader is committed to excellence

A good children’s ministry leader has confidence…a great children’s ministry leader has Godfidence.

A good children’s ministry leader disciples kids…a great children’s ministry equips parents to disciple their kids.

A good children’s ministry leader maintains the ministry…a great children’s ministry leader grows the ministry.

A good children’s ministry leader teaches kids what the Bible says…a great children’s ministry leader teaches kids how to apply what the Bible says.

A good children’s ministry leader impacts the children’s ministry…a great children’s ministry leader impacts the entire church.

A good children’s ministry leader fulfills his or her vision for the children’s ministry…a great children’s ministry leader fulfills the lead pastor’s vision for the children’s ministry.

A good children’s ministry leader places volunteers where he or she needs them…a great children’s ministry leader places volunteers where they need to be.

The floor is yours.  What are some other characteristics of great children’s ministry leaders?  

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About the Author

Dale Hudson is the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in South Florida. He has been in children's ministry for over 25 years. He was named one of the top 20 most influential people in children's ministry. He is the co-author of 5 books. He writes daily about his children's ministry journey at www.relevantchildrensministry.com.