One of each person’s most valuable possessions is his/her name! It speaks of your family, your story, your history. We all know as KidMin leaders that it is important to get kid’s names and parent’s names correct! Doing this well communicates, “I really do know you. You are important. I care about you.”
As I was thinking further about names in general, the thought occurred to me, “The name people call us to our face is indeed very important!” However, what about the names we get called behind our backs and in private? These “nicknames” usually get assigned to us as they address our track record in ministry. What about you? If given the opportunity, what names would your KidMin leaders give to you?
How much better would some of these nicknames be:
Ms. Always Thinking of Others!
Take just a few moments. Choose one of these negative “Nicknames” and make a commitment to ask God to help you become a more helpful, encouraging KidMin Leader!
Jerry Vogel is an Editorial Ministry Specialist in Lifeway Kids. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and has served over 40 years in Kids Ministry at the local church level as well as at Lifeway. Jerry currently teaches four-year-olds at his church.