Why You Should Question Everything in Your Children’s Ministry

Leadership / Personal Development //

This week I am leading our children’s ministry team in a retreat (we call it an advance). 

Today we spent the entire day working on ourselves as leaders.  We spent time with Jesus, had a Bible study, talked about personal responsibility and sharpened some of our ministry skills.

Tomorrow we will spend the entire day in strategic planning.  A big part of this will be questioning everything we do.  We’ll take every part of our ministry and ask these and other questions.

  • Does this still correlate with our goals?
  • Is this still helping us accomplish our purpose?
  • Is this overlapping or duplicating something else we are doing?
  • Are we seeing lives changed through this?
  • Is it working?
  • Does it need to be tweaked or adjusted?
  • How can we improve it?
  • Do we need to stop doing it?

Question everything in your ministry on a regular basis.  If you don’t, you’ll find yourself busy but ineffective.  Just because it worked yesterday doesn’t mean it will work today.






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.