I’m the Children’s Director. I don’t need any help.
Have you ever said that? I haven’t and I’m sure you haven’t either.
But…you may have thought it.
You may have thought that you could do it all yourself. You may have thought that this job won’t be too hard and you can do it on your own. You may have thrown on your superhero cape when you took the job and thought you could conquer it all…every single task.
I am sure those thoughts soon turned to dust when you realized that you can’t do it all by yourself. You need help. Your job is too big to do on your own. You cannot teach all the kids, find volunteers to help in the Nursery, coordinate family events, plan programs, answer all the emails, send birthday cards, pray for each child individually, and all the many other tasks that a Children’s Director does.
I can’t do it all. You can’t do it all. We just can’t.
So, who is going to help us?
1. Children’s Council
This can be a group of people who meet to help you make decisions and make plans for your ministry. They are your cheerleaders, the ones who will encourage and support you in your job.
Parents are a wonderful support. They are already invested in your ministry because their children participate. Many are eager to help you do small tasks so that you can conquer those bigger tasks. Use them. They want to help.
3. Your Congregation
You don’t have to have a child in the Children’s Ministry to be a part of this ministry. There are people in your congregation who are willing to support you. They love children and they want to see your program flourish. Find them. Use them. Let them help you.
You are an awesome Children’s Director. God has equipped you with great skills to do this ministry. But, you must be open to receive the help you really need.
Don’t think you have the superhero power of doing everything on your own. That does not exist. You need the support, help, and love of others in order for your Children’s Ministry to be all God wants it to be.