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Great Christian leaders have a strong desire to thrive in ministry and in life. They want their ministry to be significant and successful. Great leaders recognize continually significance and success are results of good habits, and insignificance and unsuccessfulness is a result of bad habits. Find out what five behaviors to model in being an effective Kidmin leader.
No matter who is leading or what our kids’ ministries look like, we should all have the same goal in mind: pointing kids to Jesus. With such an important goal and purpose, Kidmin pastors should be well prepared and equipped to spiritually direct kids. One way of being well prepared is to pursue credentialing with the Assemblies of God.
Leadership by title only is a lousy way to lead. Don’t be a Lone Ranger. God has given you people to lead. Pray and think about who needs to be in this meeting, who would be offended or devalued if they were not invited. Leaders don't like being surprised, so gather your key leaders together. Explain the idea or task, ask for their input and opinion, and then pray and get back to them with the plan.
"Foundations for Children's Evangelism" is split into two parts. The first portion is a wealth of research and writings and the second portion is full of practical ideas, programs, and applications. Author Dick Gruber includes several invaluable appendices that leaders can use to lead a child to Christ and to the baptism of the Holy Spirit, among other resources.
David Boyd was once a bus kid in crisis, but the call of God and David’s obedience to follow allowed him to not only be a thriving children’s pastor for 17 years, but also serve as the national director for BGMC for the past 18 years. His life passion to disciple kids is clear and consistent as he shares in his book "Strong Enough to Last: Building Spiritual Depth into Our Kids."
Many churches are becoming more strategic by having leaders of all age groups develop transitional benchmarks and goals together. This is a healthy approach to creating lifelong followers of Christ. In other churches, leaders see the need for goals but don’t know where to begin. Regardless of where your church lands on the process of creating goals or outcomes, the list included in this article may help shape perspectives for some and give a starting point for others.