Fun in Children's Ministry Leadership
Updated: Oct 17, 2020
Just the other day I had the opportunity to film for another project for Children's Ministry. Guy and the kids had become accustomed to me pulling them into such projects so, it was no surprise when I pulled them into this one. My husband knows very well what I'll ask him to do. He always delivers as the "comedic relief" while the kids fill in just the right amount of cuteness needed to reach children and families in fun and engaging ways. As I reflected on what to do for this particular project, I felt God leading me in another direction so, I decided to invite some amazing friends and leaders from our Children's Ministry to be apart.
So, off to the pumpkin patch we went. After the fear of rain subsided, God granted us grace and gave us a beautiful day of filming. Not to mention an empty pumpkin patch to film wherever we pleased. After the day was over and the sun was setting, we all celebrated our efforts over a delicious meal at a local Mexican restaurant. As I reflect on that day, it is so hard to recall the "work" part of it all because we just had so much fun together! In fact, most of the day was spent hunched over from belly laughs over every part. And here's the thing, I'm not just talking about the kids, I'm talking about the grown-ups! So this got me thinking...
I know in Children's Ministry, we labor Sunday after Sunday, midweek after midweek, to make sure the children under our care are being spiritually developed in fun and engaging ways. But, hear me out for a moment. When was the last time you can remember actually having fun with your team? Because, if you're not prioritizing fun for the Children's Ministry workers who labor alongside you, you are missing the boat big time! Fun not only creates a happy environment but a productive one. Fun refreshes the senses, decreases stress, and will recharge your team's battery. No one wants to serve in a ministry that's dead and no fun! There is true power in "FUN" and it will keep your team coming back for more!
For more...ways to serve in the ministry
For more...opportunities to stretch themselves for the greater good
For more...of a desire to reach children and families with a spirit of excellence
So how much fun is your children's ministry team really having? What are some creative things you can do with your team to move the needle on the fun meter in the right direction?