How would you react if Jesus told you to go get a donkey? This is exactly what happened in Luke 19:30. Isn’t that a little weird? He didn’t really say why, he just told his disciples to go get it. Whose donkey was it? Imagine how crazy this experience must have been. Regardless, the disciples demonstrated their servant’s hearts by obeying the command.
Another time, in John 5:12, Jesus tells His disciples to go around and pick up the bread and fish that was leftover from His miracle of feeding 5,000 people. Imagine all the crumbs. Imagine the mess.
Whether it was picking up crumbs or rounding up donkeys, the disciples (the leaders of the church) were required to serve. Pastors, we must continue to serve as we strive to win today’s young harvest.
This week, I would like to share 5 ways that you can serve your children’s ministry.
- Prioritize children’s ministry in your annual budgets.
- Attend a children’s church service at least once a year on a Sunday morning.
- Mail your children’s pastor an encouraging card.
- Send your children’s pastor to a leadership conference.
- Pray with your children’s pastor.
Rick Warren once said, “Don’t expect people to be interested in your vision if you are not interested in their lives.” Take time to serve your children’s ministry leadership team. Let them know that you care!