You should have identified several folks in your ministry who stand out as leaders. Maybe it’s the Children’s Sunday School Director. Maybe it’s the VBS Director. Maybe it’s the leader who volunteers each month to reorganize and keep clean the resource closet. Regardless, figure out who your leadership is and invest in them.
It’s like any other investment… if you don’t give up front there will be no dividends later. Know their birthday, know their anniversary, and know their favorite candy bar… Take them to lunch, meet them for coffee, and have them in your home. Invest in these folks and minister to them. Give them your cell number and encourage them to never hesitate to use it.
These folks will become your best friends at church and they’ll have your back when it’s needed. Kids Ministry is so much MORE fun with a team that you love and that LOVE YOU!