Being around the time of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be good to take a few minutes and reflect on some reasons as to why I am thankful to be a children’s minister.

  1. I am thankful to be able to work in the best ministry area there is (a biased opinion, of course).

  2. I am thankful for the privilege of investing in the lives of children.

  3. I am thankful to be able to play and work at the same time.

  4. I am thankful for the ability to invest in parents and see them raise spiritual champions.

  5. I am thankful to be able to see children accept Christ and follow him in believer’s baptism.

  6. I am thankful to have the options of giving a handshake, high-five, or a hug on Sundays.

  7. I am thankful for being able to do motions to songs without looking silly.

  8. I am thankful for getting to worship in the most fun place in the whole church campus.

  9. I am thankful for being able to participate in the best events and trips.

  10. I am thankful to be able to call all other children’s ministry leaders my friends.

  11. I am thankful to minister alongside awesome children’s ministry volunteers and leaders.

  12. I am thankful that my church shares in the vision of the importance of children’s ministry.

  13. I am thankful for the privilege and responsibility of impacting the kingdom of God.

Do you have anything that you would add to this list? Leave your reasons that you are thankful to be a children’s minister, below in the comments!

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GJ Farmer is a husband, a dad, the founder of ChildrensMinistryBlog.com, and is the Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church in Somerset, Kentucky. He has completed a Bachelor’s degree in Church Ministries and a Master’s degree in Children’s Ministry. He has also been fortunate to lead and teach groups at children’s ministry conferences and to have had some of his writing published. Apart from working with kids, he enjoys reading, performing magic tricks, playing video games, and University of Kentucky basketball.

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