A Letter to Grace Acres, Cross Street, and Revolve Small Group Leaders

Hey Kids Ministry Small Group Leaders,
So honored to be on a team with each and every one of you. Thanks so much for pouring your heart into our kids in Grace Acres, Cross Street, and Revolve! Years from now they might not remember every single bible story you ever taught or every activity you led . . . but they will remember you. They will remember that an adult cared enough about them to show up on Sundays and point the way to Christ.

In Kids Min we are honored to have the opportunity to be able to make an eternal difference in the kingdom of God by investing in the lives of our kids . . . what we do in Kids Ministry is one of the most important things each of us can do each and every week. This is why we need you guys to:

1. Please be prepared.
We need you to look over material emailed to you during the week so that when Sunday morning comes you are ready to go. Nothing is more stressful than trying to look over a lesson while kids are showing up . . . plus, a kid knows when his or her leader is not prepared.

2. Please show up when you are scheduled to show up.
I’m going be as completely honest and blunt with you as I can be: Unless you are sick, your child is sick, or there is a death in the family . . . if you have committed to a month’s schedule you need to be present.

3. Please show up early.
If parents show up and their child’s small group leader is late it paints a picture for that parent . . . their child’s small group leader doesn’t make Kids Ministry (aka their Child) a priority. Please be in your area at least 15 minutes before the start of your service. If you can get there any sooner than that . . . SWEET!

4. When it is game time . . . put on your game face.
When parents begin dropping their kids off . . . no matter how rough your week has been or even that morning . . . put on a smile and carry with you an attitude that for the next hour God AND the parents/kids you lead are going to get the best you have to offer. Your volunteer position is, in a sense, an offering of your time and talents to God . . . give God your best.

For those committed to the cause of helping children become growing followers of Jesus . . . all that is stated above is a no-brainer. For those who have been struggling with some of the expectations listed above . . . I need you to do me a favor as your Kids Pastor. I need you to begin thinking through and processing if your heart is wired to jump head first into a kids life in order to point the way to Jesus Christ . . . there is nothing that could be more important for us to do on a Sunday morning . . . and please know that your Kid Min leaders are working hard to make all of our environments better so that we can be as effective as possible. Katrina and Chelsea are doing an AMAZING job taking Kids Min at Grace to the next level.

So what do you say . . . LET’S DO THIS!!!

Thanks guys,
Adam Bayne
Director of Kids Ministry (Birth-5th Grade)
cell 931-802-3585
office 931-647-6800 ext. 1013

About Adam Bayne

I'm the Children's Pastor at Grace Community Church in Clarksville, TN, a heavyweight Disney nerd, a lightweight sports fan, and an all-out fan of my wife and two daughters.
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