I’m often asked, “What’s the most important thing in Kid’s Ministry?” That’s a good question. Is it… Bible study groups? Discipleship? Vacation Bible School? Praise and Worship? Music? Mission’s Education? Special Events? Fellowships and Socials?
I guess it kind of depends on what perspective you’re coming from. My answer is, “none of the above…” unless they include one key ingredient, relationships!
Building relationships with parents, kids, leadership, staff… other human beings… is (in my opinion) the most important thing we do in kid’s ministry. Don’t get me wrong, all the ministry programming we do is important, but NOT more important that building relationships. Building relationships will grow your ministry. Building relationship will win you leadership. Building relationships will grow your ministry base, and in turn, grow your ministry effectiveness to boys and girls.
Bottom Line: Make relationships a priority. It’s true, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” What do you think?