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What KidMin Leaders Do: Build Teams

Henry Ford said:

    Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.

KidMin teamThis is very true in Children’s Ministry.  As the KidMin Leader:

    * you cannot fulfill a vision by yourself;
    * you cannot fulfill a vision without bringing other leaders together;
    * you cannot fulfill a vision without keeping a core group of leaders together;
    * you cannot fulfill a vision without working together over the long haul.

In other words, there are no “overnight successes” in Children’s Ministry.  Accomplishing a vision (if it’s worth accomplishing) takes time and work.  And it also takes a team.

Successful KidMin leaders build teams.

You can see the entire What KidMin Leaders Do series here, but building teams is the foundation for everything else we do in Children’s Ministry.

Unfortunately, too often we try and cut corners when it comes to building our team.  We fail to recruit well.  We fail to train effectively.  We fail to nurture regularly.  We fail to invest personally.  And, in the end, we fail to build our team.

When this happens, program crumbles.  The urgent becomes the focus instead of the vision.  We get frustrated.  Others get frustrated.  We babysit instead of spiritually form.  We cannot be successful without a team.

We will dedicate many of the upcoming posts to this topic, addressing areas such as recruiting, assimilation, equipping, nurturing and managing your team.

Make sure you are connected to KidMin360 (see the box below for links) to get the posts delivered automatically, and we invite you to join the discussion and include your thoughts and experiences in building teams.

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Greg Baird is a Children’s Ministry veteran with over 20 years ministry experience. Greg has had the privilege of serving in four San Diego area churches, including under the leadership of both John Maxwell and David Jeremiah. He continues to fulfill his life calling through the ministry of ChildrensMinistryLeader.com, offering an experienced voice in equipping and connecting Children’s Ministry leaders around the country and around the world.