*Let me just start off by saying that whenever you mention the Holy Spirit people get tense. I believe this is due to an improper view and abuse of who the Holy Spirit is and what he does. I myself am guilty at times with almost trying to distance myself from the Holy Spirit because of the abuses in his name I have seen. Jesus told us it was better that he leave because he was going to send a helper. Since I am sure many of us have seen abuses of the Holy Spirit and have likewise seen neglect of the Holy Spirit. Let start a conversation about who, what and how the Spirit of God should be involved in our lives and ministries.
I am constantly amazed at how many smart and intelligent leaders there are doing church work. I have met some people who have blown me away with their professionalism and bible knowledge. I am excited every time I meet a new kids pastor who is passionate about what they do. I love learning from what others are doing. I do however feel that in our search to find the perfect curriculum, the right worship set, and the exact formula to insure church growth that we can forget that we have a helper. One of the things I always think about is how I want the children’s ministry to do better when I am no longer the kids pastor.
In Matthew 7 Jesus talks about a man who builds on a rock and one who builds on sand. When we build only on good ideas and not in the enabling, indwelling power of the Holy Spirit what we build will never last.
1. Recruit leaders by the power of the Holy Spirit – I have found it makes all the difference when I pray that God will help me fill the holes He knows I have, and when I pray God would lead me to people he wants involved.
2. Plan your lessons – In dealing with so many classes and teachers and layers of leaders it is very easy to become a professional administrator. As a pastor you are more than an administrator you are a spiritual leader and to lead you need the Power of the Holy Spirit
3. See life transformation happen – I am always amazed when I see kids transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. He does what I can not do.
Those are just a few areas I believe we must have the Holy Spirit of God guiding and directing us what about you?