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How to Make 2022 Your Best Children’s Ministry Year Ever

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In just a few more turns of the clock, it will be a new year—2022.

Praise God for everything He did last year, amen! Think about all the victories He helped you accomplish. All the prayers He answered. For the many lives that were changed in your ministry.

But we can’t dwell there too long—because it’s about to be a new year and God has so much more for you in this coming year.

How would you like to have your best children’s ministry year ever in 2022? Here are some things you can do to see it come to fruition.

Take a hard look at what you are doing. Is there anything you are doing that you need to stop doing? Is there anything that needs to be tweaked or adjusted? Just because it worked in the past, doesn’t mean it will work in 2022. Hold everything with open hands.  Change is a good thing when done properly.

Vision. Have a simple, powerful, engaging vision that you are pointing people toward. This will help them remember why they are serving. And don’t forget, vision leaks. It’s not a one and done. You have to constantly keep it in front of people.

Plan out your ministry year. If you haven’t done so yet, get 2022 planned out. Get your key dates on the church calendar. Work with other ministries and plan your calendars together. This will help you and the other ministries to not have conflicting events or programs.

Focus on building your volunteer team. This must be a top priority. 2022 will rise or fall on the strength of your volunteer team. Remember…your job is not to do the ministry.  Rather it is to equip volunteers to effectively do the work of the ministry. It’s not about what you can do, it’s about what you can empower volunteers to do.

Make sure you have a board of directors. What do I mean by “board of directors?” I mean have 3-4 people that you will hold you accountable. People who you can bounce ideas off of.  People that you can go to for advice in difficult situations. People who will challenge you.  People who pray for you. People who have your back.

Do something that is outside of your comfort zone. What have you been thinking about trying, but you just haven’t gotten the courage yet to try it? Remember, nothing grows in your comfort zone. It’s when you think outside the box and push yourself, that you will see amazing things happen. Are you fearful about trying it?  That’s okay. Try it,  even if you are afraid. Have you gotten so comfortable that you have the ministry on “cruise control?”

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Dale Hudson has been serving in children's ministry for over 30 years. He is an author, speaker and ministry leader.  He is the founder and director of Building Children's Ministry. BCM helps churches build strong leaders, teams and children's ministries.  (www.buildingchildrensministry.com)