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As a Children’s Ministry leader, it’s very easy to focus on the obvious and possibly miss something even more important. Let me explain. Most of us were called or recruited to work with kids because we love kids or have a special ability/connection with... read more
Over the years, I’ve gotten far better at hiring staff. The last 8-10 hires have been absolutely phenomenal people to work with. I’ve been tweaking the hiring process over the year and there’s one gauge that I pay attention to far more than any... read more
It’s frustrating when I walk into a church and see ministry being done exactly the same way it was being done when I was a kid. Sometimes I come across websites filled with resources for kidmin volunteers to do the same thing I was doing 15 years ago. I’m... read more
Transcendence. I promise, I’m not just making these up. Yes, I had to look it up, but yes, it also describes one of the indispensable qualities I’m looking for in staff. For those of you who need a definition, here you go: to rise above or go beyond;... read more
I feel at a loss in trying to describe this quality. The majority serving in ministry roles have titles that probably include the word “director.” At Gateway, 80% of my staff had the director title. However, there’s one thing to have the title and... read more
If I asked the average leader what qualities they were looking for in staff, “truth” probably wouldn’t be at the top of the list. It might not even show up on the list. I don’t know that I would have even named it except for having someone who... read more
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