why does your children’s ministry exist? if everyone on your team isn’t sure, it’s time for a Gospel-centered direction. in this post, we will look at ministry’s unique strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities, in making Jesus the center of all you do. we will dream and develop a unique signature for your ministry and help you strategically brand, filter, and cast vision for your ministry. great for your entire team!

  • when people look to your ministry, do they only see Jesus?

  • what stands in the way of them seeing and experiencing the only thing that matters?

1 – corinthians 10:31 “so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”

planning and preparation

  • where have you seen God at work most in your kid’s ministry this past year?

  • where are your kid’s ministry strengths?

  • where are your kid’s ministry weaknesses?

  • what burden has God laid on your heart for your ministry this year?

rules of change

  •  you never keep something just because “it has always been done this way.”

  • you never change something just for the sake of change.

  • change takes time!


  • your ministry signature

  • sample statement

  • t-shirt test

  • two words

counting the cost

what changes do you need to make in your ministry schedule to make sure you are supporting the ministry signature?

filter activity

  • who do you need on your team?

  • who’s on your team that may need to be convinced of new vision and direction?

promoting and planning

  • people should see your signature everywhere.

  • staff should know your signature.

  • kids and families should know your signature.

intent & accountability with signature 

  • let parents know how the program/event/change supports your signature.

  • have your investors/ leadership team hold you accountable to the signature.

  • After events/programs evaluate if your event met the signature.
 (Do we need to do this event/program again?
 What needs to change about this event/program?
 What needs to never change about this event/program?)

you can download workshop handouts here.

you are welcome to use these ideas in your local church setting, i just ask you do not teach my content at other conferences.
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