The other day I was sitting with a coworker and they were telling me some of the things they’ve gone through while being on staff at different churches. They’ve seen staff members lie, cheat, and steal. They’ve seen pastors have sex with anyone they can get their hands on. And they’ve seen staff members do everything they can to undercut and intimidate others, including calling the police on each other!
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Lately everyone has been asking me exactly what Church Job Hunter is and my relationship to it.
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Maybe it was my heart racing at 200 beats per minute, maybe it was the sweat flooding my eyesight, or maybe it was the 200 pounds sitting on my shoulders. As I was lying on the floor after the workout, my brain began to churn and I realized that there’s a lot we can learn from this movement. My brain, though barely functioning, quickly hashed out 3 things that Ministry Leaders can learn from Crossfit.
Some people are called to ministry. It could be ministry at a church, ministry overseas, at an orphanage, or it could be a “regular” job that is used for the glory of God. Any of these could be on a part-time, full-time, or volunteer basis. There are some traits that will enable you to follow that call, and other traits that will hinder you every step of the way. These are 6 of the most common reasons people end up failing in ministry, and in life.
This is part 2 of the teaching I did for our Kids Ministry volunteers. Via kidzalive.org.
KIDZ ALIVE CORE VALUES
We have 3 core values here in Kids Ministry. Just 3, this makes it easy to remember. We need everyone here to memorize and constantly repeat them!
Christ is at the center of what we do. We’re not babysitters, this is not childcare, this is Children’s Ministry. There’s adult church and there’s kids church, we do kids church. Childcare is a bad word!
Three age groups in which we do this.
We want to make sure these kids are loved, played with, and prayed over. We don’t know what their home life is like. Maybe they’re loved, maybe they’re hated, literally. Not when they come to Calvary. When they come here, we need to make sure they’re loved from the moment they pull into the parking lot to the moment they leave the building.
These children will learn about characters and stories from the Bible. We want them to learn Biblical truths in a way that they can understand and in a way that’s fun.
We want these kids to learn the Bible and learn to follow Jesus in a way that impacts their lives, for the rest of their lives. This is a very critical time for them and we want to make sure that we value every minute we have with them.
This means that we don’t waste our time showing movies to kids. We have 50 hours a year to make an impact. We need to value this time.
We need to clean up after ourselves. We’re a team. If you slack off on the cleaning then it means that another volunteer will have to pick up after you.
We need to arrive on time, leave late.
Your not a volunteer, your a team member.
Keep me accountable, keep your leaders accountable, and allow us keep you accountable.
We need to help each other with service transitions.
We need to be proactive when signing in/out. When you see someone who looks lost, go out of your way to help them.
JES! (What does it mean?) Jesus, Excellence, and Service!
Be diligent! Some of you guys are awesome, you’re on the ball!
Some of you guys always serve, come on time, are prepared, love and serve your kids. Some of you guys are serious about following the Lord and serving the Lord in Kids ministry.
But others. Some others of you guys are, slackers, to say the least. You don’t show up, you come late, leave early, eat food in class. You’re not prepared. You make excuses.
If you’re not serious about serving the Kids here, or about following the Lord outside of church, you need to step up or step out.
I hope that you step up. I love to see people follow the Lord wholeheartedly here at church and at home.
I encourage you guys to step up. The rewards are eternal. These families are going from hell bound to heaven bound. That’s a heaven bound that starts here on Earth.
That’s why we do this, we get the privilege of bringing Kids to LIFE through the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Amen!
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