This is a message for the volunteer living a big life; How to run a kids ministry in 4 hours a week.
At Hillsong Church we have services ranging from maybe 10 kids all the way through to 700 kids in one service. On top of this we have full time staff members that are focused 7 days a week on children’s ministry as well as volunteer Pastors that oversee age groups on top of their normal day to day commitments. A large part of our role is training people to be able to do more with less and enable them to have a large influence despite their seeming lack of time.
So myself and Nathan Mclean got our heads together and decided to put together our thoughts on what we would do if we weren’t full time at a Church and were running a children’s ministry with a full time job and maybe only 4 hours a week to make Church happen!
So watch the video, we truly believe it can help you!
- Hour 1. Leadership
- Hour 2. Program
- Hour 3. Pastoral
- Hour 4. Prayer/Communication
Take an hour each week to focus on LEADERSHIP. This is the people part of your team, the delegating and getting things ready part of the team.
This could look like a key team meeting, which forms the basis of how we do what we do at Hillsong Kids.
Spend an hour getting your PROGRAM ready. Writing your message, preparing runsheets for the service,
Do not neglect the midweek PASTORING. Visit the hospital (vital and an incredible opportunity), make the calls, pray with your families.
And remember, its all for naught if Jesus isn’t in the centre. Keep the main thing, the main thing, and PRAY. You are the chief COMMUNICATOR, there should be no-one more passionate about reaching the kids and families of your Church. So get the word out and make sure your team has everything they need to fulfil their mission!
Of course, you are not a lone ranger, every other person you involve in ministry creates a exponential reach. So build that team!