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The Most Important Ability a KidMin Leader Can Have

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.

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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)