This Is How We Feel


The bonds we share in children’s ministy are strong. We share
the same goals and challenges. And sometimes it’s hard to describe
the feelings you get while working in children’s ministry. The next
time someone asks you what it’s like to serve in children’s
ministry, just show them this.

This is how we feel…

…when our object lesson doesn’t work as it should:
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…when we simplify overcomplicated curriculum instructions:

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…when we give kids take-home pages and they’re not paying

…when the senior pastor asks for more volunteers for children’s
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…after everyone leaves a big event:

…when we fail at playtime:

…when a kid in the nursery has had too much sugar:


…when volunteers email you Sunday morning to tell you they can’t
make it:
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…inside, when a kid finally gets the Bible point:

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About Author

David Jennings

David has served kids around the world for the majority of his life. From Texas to Romania, he has followed where God has led him. Most recently, he served for six years as a children's director in the great state of Alabama before moving to Colorado to work for Group as an associate editor.


  1. Children's Ministry Magazine

    This is the absolute TRUTH!!! I have been there and done ALL of these. I will be sharing with everyone!

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