The other day on Google wave Chris Chancey posted and interview he had with Dallas Willard. I found it helpful and several things that Dr. Willard had to say spoke to me so I asked Chris if I could post it because I believe there are lots of nuggets to think about from the oldest veteran out there to the kids pastor just starting out.
3. Is there anything the church can do differently to help the problem of “too few workers” in the present?
- Pastoral involvement
I believe that pastors, youth pastors, and other church staff members should keep a pulse on what is going on in the children’s ministry program. After all, that is there future. This will help you share the burden for children’s ministry and will effectively be discussed directly and indirectly by the staff and congregation.
- Put Children’s pastors in the pulpit
Another way to keep children’s ministry on the radar of the congregation is to preach in the main service whenever the pastor will let you. It would help people buy into your vision but would do wonders for the church body. Youth and children’s pastors see things the pastor will never see and would not understand if he did!