Is your ministry tired? Feel like you’re just going through the motions? Lost your passion for reaching kids and families? Hearing kids say the services and activities are boring? In maintenance mode? Feel like you’re stuck in the mud? Spinning your wheels but not going anywhere? Maybe, even wondering if you should quit?
Let’s talk for a minute. I can identify with how you feel because I have been there myself. More than once.
The good news is you don’t have to stay there. You can get back on track and see fresh perspective, energy and passion come flooding back into your life and ministry.
Let’s look at a few ways you can bring yourself and your ministry back to where it needs to be.
ASSESS IT. Your ministry is a reflection of your leadership. If the ministry has lost its excitement, it may be because you’ve lost your excitement and first love for the ministry. Search your heart. Spend time with God and ask Him to infuse you with fresh passion, energy and excitement for the ministry.
Think about a fire. A fire burns out if you don’t add wood to it. It’s the same with our ministry. If we don’t add wood to it, it will burn out. What is the wood you need to add to your ministry fire?
ACKNOWLEDGE IT. This is not the time to go into denial. If you ignore the issue, it will not just go away. Have the courage to face it head on. Identify what is causing the dip. If you refuse to admit something is wrong, you won’t be able to fix what is broken.
ASK KIDS AND FAMILIES WHAT IS MISSING. Bring in a group of kids and ask them to help you identify what has lost its effectiveness. What is boring? What isn’t fun anymore? Do the same thing with a group of parents. How can you minister to their children more effectively? What do you want to see happen in your child’s life? How can you better partner with them?
ADAPT WHAT IS NOT WORKING. Be willing to change and adapt what is not working. Across the country you will find churches that refuse to adapt. The result is those churches are dying. Don’t be one of those churches.
We are privileged to be in children’s ministry. Just think, God chose you and I to impact people at the most important time in their life. Now that is something to be excited about.
This article originally appeared here.