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Staying Dynamic in Children’s Ministry – #8 The Holy Spirit is Your Friend

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You can read more about this series here.

8. The Holy Spirit is Your Friend

Well, I saved the most important point of this series for last. I wish that I could say that this point is obvious or “goes without saying,” but it isn’t and doesn’t.

It is so easy for us to get caught up in the doing of children’s ministry that we forget that the source for our strength and power is the Holy Spirit. We try and keep up with trends and being dynamic on our own… or we keep doing what we’re doing on our own. We don’t take time to make time for the Holy Spirit.

All of the previous points in this series will only get you so far when it comes to being dynamic. At some point you will burn out or run out of ideas. If you tap into the power source… the source of all creativity… then you can do nothing but stay dynamic.

The trick is that connecting with God takes time. We have to intentionally set aside time to speak with God and hear from God. It can’t be rushed. As you spend time with God, communing with him, you will be infused with supernatural creative power. Does that mean you will have hundreds of children flocking to your children’s ministry? Does it mean that you will be turning away volunteers because there are just too many wanting to be involved? No. What it does mean is that you will be doing all that God is calling you to do? What it means is that staying dynamic in children’s ministry won’t be a drain on you because you will be connected to a source of power greater than your own.

Go forth, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Be creative! Be dynamic! Make God real in the lives of kids, families and everyone you come in contact with!

You can check out other parts to this series:
#1. Creative Space
#2. Cross-Train
#3. Question Everything
#4. Be Involved in Your Community
#5. Futurecast
#6. When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Grape Juice!
#7. It’s Not About You

4 Responses to “Staying Dynamic in Children’s Ministry – #8 The Holy Spirit is Your Friend”

  1. Barbara Graves January 8, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    Good words. The longer we serve in children's ministries, the easier it gets to "do it" because we have all ready "done it" a hundred times before and we rely on our own strength and plan. And we may do a good job. But we lose that dynamic you have been talking about because we are doing it ourselves instead of letting the Spirit work through us! Great series. Thanks!


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