Effective ministries are typically built on three primary dimensions
Based on our 43 years of experience working with churches to develop and grow children’s ministries, LOGOS has observed that most of the truly effective ones share characteristics in three key areas:
• Purposeful The congregation demonstrates a clear understanding of why the ministry is “right” for the church and how it is intended to support the church’s broader mission. The ministry is driven by a strategic vision.
• Practical The congregation has an effective plan and approach for implementing and sustaining the ministry, and has assembled the resources necessary to support it.
• Productive The ministry is focused on achieving results that fulfill the vision, meet the objectives, and support the congregation’s intent.
Within each of these dimensions, LOGOS has developed specific criteria that can be used to facilitate ministry planning and development, and to guide problem solving. We have found that effective ministry does not just happen…it takes the focused intentions of a congregation.
Is your children’s ministry positioned to be effective? How does it rate on these three criteria?