God calls. You answer. Now what? You find yourself engaging in the lives of kids at your church and want to make the most impact in the short amount of time you have each week with those kids. Sometimes it can seem overwhelming or even discouraging when you have to spend teachintime sorting through bad behavior in the classroom, potty breaks and distractions.
It’s easy to wonder, "Am I really getting through to them?" "Are they bored?" "Did I help them see Jesus at all today?"
Do you remember your first days as a kidmin leader? What’s advice would you offer to a newbie?
"And He personally gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, for the training of the saints in the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness. Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit. But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head —Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part." Ephesians 4:11-16 HCSB