I wish I could tell you that I retain 100% of my volunteer, but unfortunately I don’t. If you did not know every four months I email all my volunteers and ask a simple question of whether they want to continue serving in children’s or help them move to a different ministry in our church. There are many reasons for this, but manly this question gives our volunteers an opportunity to prayfully consider what God has laid on their hearts. After two years of emailing this question every four months I stumbled upon some thoughts on volunteers who choose to depart the children’s ministry.
I might be the only family ministry pastor with this attitude but I am not a big fan of children’s musical productions at church. I enjoy having purpose and reason for everything we do as a ministry. For that reason I was never responsive or excited about leading a Kid’s Worship Team. Boiling it down, I did not like the idea of spending so much time and energy in producing a “kodak moment” for families…I’m into “faith-building moments” for families. Long story short, many key leaders wanted to help produce a Kid’s Worship Team for our upcoming Christmas Eve services. I gave the green light with the stipulation that this adventure have purpose. Here are the reasons we are doing a Kid’s Worship Team:
If you’re in ministry than you would know that volunteers are crucial. In family ministry the most likely source for volunteers are parents. Recently, I began re-examining why I am so quick to recruit parents? Is it simply because they have children, which makes them more likely to say “yes”? Or is there a deeper? I realized that asking parents not only gets volunteers in family ministry but it achieves our goal to empower parents to build their child’s faith in God. Here is why it is important to have parent’s serve:
Greetings! It’s an honor to be guest posting here at trevorlee.me. One of the things I love about the kidmin/fammin world is the sheer amount of great blogs and web resources available to us all. The exchange of ideas is one of the greatest opportunities that we in children’s ministry have to grow our churches and God’s kingdom.
My lead pastor and I recently headed down to SoCal for a meeting with the Visioneers. Since we were heading down, I wanted to make the most of the trip by touring some churches and connecting with some KidMin/FamMin peeps in the area. Here are some pictures for you to look at and generate ideas to improving your environments. Explanations can be found below each picture.