What is the most important ability a Children’s Ministry leader can have? Speaking skills? Charisma? Great vision casting? Incredible organizational skills? Creativity? These are all good things..but I believe the most important ability you can have is the ability to raise up leaders.
A successful Children’s Ministry is not a group of spectators watching an all-star perform. It’s a team of empowered leaders working together to make an impact that is bigger than anything someone could do alone.
Here are some self-evaluation questions to ask:
Am I doing all the teaching or am I equipping others to teach?
Is it okay if other people get the credit for wins?
If I sit quietly in the background, will everything run smoothly?
Can I name three people that I am currently investing in?
When people think about the leadership of our Children’s Ministry, do they think about a one-man show or do they think about a team of people?
How much time do I spend investing in others each week?
Am I the only one that people can come to for answers?
Who is leading something that I used to lead?
Do I enjoy putting the spotlight on others more than I enjoy being in it?
Do I focus more on what I can do or what I can empower others to do?
Is the reason the ministry is small enough to pull off by myself due to the fact that I am pulling it off by myself?
Remember…as a Children’s Ministry Leader…it’s not what you can do…it’s what you can empower others to do.