Be Good With Who You Aren’t

If you're going to lead and love a children's ministry in the year 2020, 2,1 and 22 or until God changes your gifts or your callings or until you go home to meet him, you're going to have to be really good with who you are. And you know what? There are things about me that I wish I could do that I can't do.

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Ryan Frank
We Need the Power of the Lord!

There are way too many kids' pastors that love the ministry of the Lord more than they love the Lord of the ministry. They spend a lot more time working on the church than walking with God. They spend a lot more time in Planning Center than they do in their Bible.

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Who Are Your 12, 3, & 1?

If you are going to have high capacity volunteers, you want to spend time with them. You want to spend time with them. You need to identify your high capacity volunteers and spend more time with them, right? 

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Innovators Ask Good Questions

You've got to ask good questions. You know what, the quality of the solutions you find are directly proportionate to the quality of the questions that you ask. What kind of questions do you need to be asking to really determine where are we? A good way to go at this is to take a SWOT analysis

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Know Their Names!

In the book of John it says that he calls his sheep by name. He calls his sheep by name. Here's my challenge for you today: How well do you know the names of the children in your ministry? How well do you know the names of the children that go running by every week in church? How well do you know their names?

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Remember Your Calling

You remember when God called you to children's ministry? There is power in remembering your calling. Why? Because your calling is what keeps you going, right? There are days that I want to quit and I know there are days you want to quit.

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Little Prayer, Little Power – Much Prayer, Much Power

It's one thing to say that I trust in God. It's one thing to say, yeah, yeah. You know, I know I'm not alone, but how I really demonstrate that in my life practically is by praying. And let me encourage you that if you are in a place in your life or in your ministry where you feel alone, maybe you're not alone, maybe you work at a large church with a lot of people, or you've got a really large family, but yet you feel alone, lean into the arms of Jesus and really practice prayer.

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Build It

Whether it's a new product, whether it's a new program, whether it's a new service, whether it's a new system, we are going to build it. I'm not gonna build it all myself. No. You need champions. You need ministry champions. I would never build a new ministry without a champion.

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God is Always with You

ou know, the need to be encouraged is something that we all feel, whether you're a pastor or a ministry leader or whatever you do. We live in a world that has so much negativity. We live in a world where there's so much evil and hard stuff going on and then we deal with our own anxieties and fears and the enemy tries to get us discouraged. 

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Don’t Be Afraid To Take The Risk

They chose progress over perfection. They knew that they wanted to move forward, and they wanted their ministry to move forward. They wanted their life to go forward, and they wanted the church to go forward. So they were willing to take some risks.

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Challenge Your Volunteers

Here's a secret: people with high capacity and people that have high-capacity giftings in their life, they want high-capacity challenges and if they are bored, they might bolt. Volunteers that are bored have a tendency to bolt and they have a tendency to dart and to leave.

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Build a Team That Loves New Ideas

Do you have some people at the top of the pyramid that are willing to try some crazy ideas? They feel like it's safe to put that on the table. Hey, have we ever tried this on a Sunday? Have we ever tried this kind of an event? Have we ever followed up this way?

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Control Freaks Kill Growth

One of the hallmarks of a great leader is that they're always granting permission. "Yes, you can do that. Yes, you can do that." They're always giving their blessing to try something and go for it. And you know what? Just do it. But what if they mess up?

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Make the Most of the First 2 Hours

You need to make the first two hours of your day count. Why the first two hours? Because most people function their best the first two hours of the day. Your brain works best in the morning. Did you know that?

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