The Mediocre Kidmin Leader Part 2

“Only the mediocre are always at their best” – Jean Giraudoux

Mediocrity is dangerous. It goes beyond fooling yourself. When I hear stories of a kids pastor not giving it their all I do not necessarily think of the mediocre kids pastor. Instead, I think about the children who are being affected. I think about the poor experience they are having, the lack of passion and lack of commitment to raising up the next generation.

Mediocre people think they’re always as their best. They often cannot find much room for improvement or do not push themselves forward. If I ever find myself thinking that there’s nothing else I can do, I question my motivation and do a quick mediocrity check. I think there’s always room to do even better if not for my sake, for the kids and volunteers I lead.

Help fight mediocrity by:

1. Don’t settle.
2. Always pay attention to the details.
3. Experiment.

As always…What say you?

PJ

2 comments

  1. Big part of the problem with mediocre children’s pastors is the mediocre support they get from the top. Until everybody from the top on down “get it”, than maybe they don’t even know what a high standard of leadership is. I remember encountering this problem years ago when you were very young and I had the ball at lighthouse, nobody really cared, so we improvised, and did the best we could. Would have been nice to have that support

  2. Big problem with mediocre children’s pastors is the mediocre support they get from the top. Until leadership from the top “get it”, than those pastors may not even know what a high standard of leadership is. I encountered this problem many years ago when you were very young. I felt like I was the head babysitter at the church. So we improvised and did the best we could, support from the top would have really helped.

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