Total Results: 19
The learning curve that happens the first few years of ministry can only be described as gigantic. I remember walking in the office my first day as a kids’ pastor thinking, “Now what?” As the day progressed, I began to figure some things out and soon was well on my way. It did not take long for me to realize that the “now what” was replaced with “slow down.”
What happened? In just a matter of months I had gone from being a child genius in the purple group to being a remedial studies orange group member, simply because I stopped growing my skills. Keeping ourselves sharp is something we need to do no matter what stage of life we are in, but it is especially needed in ministry.
Even the word “conflict” can make a lot of church leaders uncomfortable. Typically we do one of two things when it comes to conflict in ministry: avoid it or mess it up. But the truth is this: if we avoid conflict and don’t deal directly with issues, it has the potential to destroy our ministries.
If you are going to disciple a child, you must be willing to provide opportunities that holistically minister to the family in the process. One simple way to cultivate healthy families in your ministry is by connecting families with other families.