How to Build a Children's Ministry
GETTING TURNED AROUND
When you've already started, what do you do next? Ask yourself
these questions. Then choose two areas to work on that need
- How much weekly prayer time do I spend for my children's
ministry? Is that enough? Why or why not?
- Have I shared my dreams and vision for children's ministry with
lay people in my church?
-- The names of people I've shared my vision with:
-- The names of my prayer support group:
-- Where and when we meet (or plan to meet):
- Do I have a clear statement of my children's ministry
- What are my objectives for the coming months? for the next five
- What existing program(s) do we have for children?
- Which of these programs is most effective? least
- Can something be done to improve the ineffective programs, or
should they be cut? Explain.
- What are some new children's programs I'd like to see in the
- How would I rate our current curriculum?
- Who are potential volunteers who could observe and be trained
in our children's ministry?
- How can I involve parents in transportation and
- How can we expand our outreach?
- How can we improve our facility? our publicity?
- What is our current children's ministry budget, and how can it
be better used?
- Am I involving parents, children, and staff in the evaluation
process? If not, how can I do this better?
Excerpted from Children's Ministry Magazine. Don't miss
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