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The CHECKLIST

Get Stuff DONE!
EMPOWER others!
Make Less MISTAKES!

Studies show that you can improve your ministry without increasing your skill. The secret is the effective implementation of the checklist. Yes, a simple checklist.

We’re not talking monotonous and overwhelming to-do lists. We’re talking about simple, strategic and essential items that move your ministry forward.

The Checklist: Articles

Several years ago I read the book, “The Checklist Manifesto” by Atul Gawande. The book unpacks an intriguing idea about the simple checklist. Industries that cannot tolerate few (if any) mistakes (high-rise construction, aviation and medical procedures) live and die by the checklist. There are too many places where things can (and do) go wrong. With more than a decade of ministry experience, I realized that systematic checklists could be the change every ministry needs. If you lead a ministry, you should read this book. Whether you read it or not, below are more than a dozen articles about the concepts found in “The Checklist Manifesto” and their application within a ministry context.

Download Checklist Resources

So, what does this really look like? In my ministry? This Sunday? Below are 30+ checklists that you can incorporate into your ministry… today. Need a checklist that describes how a Small Group Leader can prepare for the weekend? Need a checklist to guide a Large Group Tech Volunteer through Sunday services? Need a checklist to help you prepare for an upcoming Baptism Class? Need a checklist to help you be ready for your next one on one with your boss? We’ve got all of these and more.

The checklists below link to a zip file that contain both a PDF and Word file. Every ministry is unique and you’ll probably need to modify the lists for your context. We’ve provided three very popular checklists below. If you’re interested in the rest, fill out your contact information in the form below. You’ll get an email with a link to all the checklists for your ministry. We’ll also add you to our weekly email list loaded with kidmin goodies. Please let us know how these checklists have helped you!

Elementary Small Group Leader Checklist

A Checklist to help Small Group Leaders prepare for the weekend.

Kidmin Baptism Class Checklist

A checklist to help you prepare for an upcoming baptism class.

Check-In Volunteer Checklist

A checklist to help check-in volunteers be successful every weekend.

AV/Lighting Tech Volunteer Checklist

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Kidmin Baptism Service Checklist

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Child Dedication Event Checklist

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Child Dedication Class Checklist

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Kidmin Pastor in a Week: Monday Checklist

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Kidmin Pastor in a Week: Tuesday Checklist

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Kidmin Pastor in a Week: Wednesday Checklist

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Kidmin Pastor in a Week: Thursday Checklist

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Kidmin Pastor in a Week: Sunday Checklist

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Weekly Communication Checklist

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Weekly Supply/Shopping Checklist

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Check-In Coach Volunteer Checklist

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Elementary Small Group Leader Coach Checklist

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Large Group Producer Checklist

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Large Group Host/Story Teller Checklist

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Big Vision Action Plan Checklist

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Volunteer Interview Checklist

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Volunteer Leadership Interview Checklist

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Volunteer Lead Follow-Up Checklist

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Volunteer Leads Follow-Up Checklist

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Direct Report (Manager) Checklist

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Direct Report (Subordinate) Checklist

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Infants Experience Checklist

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Crawlers Experience Checklist

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Walkers Experience Checklist

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Twos & Threes Experience Checklist

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Fours & Fives Experience Checklist

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Daily Volunteer Appreciation Checklist

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Volunteer Confirmation Checklist

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Monthly Budget Checklist

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Monthly Calendar Checklist

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Staff Meeting Prep Checklist

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Peer Staff Communication Checklist

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A well crafted set of checklists can change everything for your ministry. They're too important, you NEED them! 

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