6 Pitfalls Every New Children’s Pastor Should Avoid

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6 Pitfalls Every New Children’s Pastor Should Avoid

Be careful, new children’s pastor, where you step. There are potholes and pitfalls out there. Here are some.

  1. Don’t make any changes too fast. That will make the people around you insecure. Build relationships first.

  2. Don’t make high-impact decisions without listening to the input of others who will be affected by your decisions. They will resent your leadership style if you make decisions in a vacuum.

  3. Don’t make changes without clearly communicating the reasons for the changes. It makes you appear arbitrary, as though you like throwing your authority around.

  4. Don’t do everything yourself. That sends a message you don’t need anyone else.

  5. Don’t speak poorly of any staff member. It makes you look bitter. Keep your criticisms to yourself.

  6. Don’t try to prove yourself by telling what you did in the past. It makes you look insecure and nobody cares anyway.

THE CALLING
by Roger Fields

I am a minister. I minister to the largest mission field in the world. I minister to children.

My calling is sure. My challenge is big. My vision is clear. My desire is strong. My influence is eternal. My impact is critical. My values are solid. My faith is tough. My mission is urgent. My purpose is unmistakable. My direction is forward. My heart is genuine. My strength is supernatural. My reward is promised. And my God is real.

In a world of cynicism, I offer hope. In a world of confusion, I offer truth. In a world of immorality, I offer values. In a world of neglect, I offer attention. In a world of abuse, I offer safety. In a world of ridicule, I offer affirmation. In a world of division, I offer reconciliation. In a world of bitterness, I offer forgiveness. In a world of sin, I offer salvation. In a world of hate, I offer God’s love.

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