No doubt these last several weeks in ministry have been challenging. We’re discovering new ways to minister and lead while not meeting in person. As you’re creating and discovering new ways to minister. I encourage you to connect with your leaders. They may need your encouragement and ministry more now than ever before. Consider the following ways to connect with your kids ministry leaders during this time.
Communicate with Them: Your leaders need to hear from you. Be careful not to overload them with information, but to communicate important church information. Keep the information concise. Don’t assume they’ll “hear” it from social media, other emails, or another way.
Encourage Them: We all need encouragement. With the feelings of anxiousness, uncertainty, and fear, we need to be reminded God is in control and we can trust Him. The leaders need to know you care for them and you’re praying for them. Send a text, an email, a video message, a note in the mail or use video conferencing. Share a Bible verse and include a word of encouragement. Use this time to become closer to one another.
Equip Them: Even if you’re unable to meet in person, you can still equip your kids ministry leaders. Equip them spiritually. Offer suggestions for digital Bible studies, devotionals, and links to worship music. Equip them as teachers. Suggest articles and podcasts on kidsministry101.com. This free website shares practical helps for kids ministry leaders. Share with them ideas of ways they can connect with the kids in their classes. See this article for ideas on connecting with families. Additionally, share ways teachers can use digital platforms to connect with kids and their families. In doing this, it’s imperative your teachers have access to their students’ contact information, such as child’s name, parents’ name, phone number, email, and mailing address.
During this time, find ways to intentionally connect with your leaders. We’ve been given an opportunity to minister to our leaders as well as to the kids and families in our churches. Communicate, encourage and equip your leaders. In what other ways do you plan to connect with your team?