If it’s one area in the church where mediocrity is accepted more than not it is children’s ministry. Unfortunately, many children’s leaders become leaders because a lead pastor is desperate and they throw someone in there to “help out,” which soon becomes a part-time or full-time job.
There are still many lead pastors out there who view adult ministry as real ministry and children’s ministry as children’s childcare or children’s babysitting. Some pastors will think “give them a nice story, play some games, color a page—what’s so difficult?” Well, that model isn’t difficult and that model will breed a mediocrity in ministry and in your children’s leaders.
I believe there are many children’s leaders and pastors out there who want the best for their ministry, but because mediocrity is accepted—mediocrity is given. It’s important as children’s leaders that even though your lead or senior pastor isn’t expecting much, you still give it your all. Whether you have a budget of hundreds of thousands or absolutely nothing we still need to give 110%. Because at the end of the day, we’re raising up the next generation of leaders. If nothing else, they expect us to give our all.
Go above the expectations of your lead pastor and give your all. Don’t forget you get back what you give. So, if you become a mediocre leader don’t expect your team to go above and beyond.
In short, mediocrity breeds mediocrity!!
What say you?