A Leader Is A Guide

Wayne Stocks —  May 9, 2012

Welcome once again to our series of things volunteers think but don’t necessarily want to tell their children’s pastor or children’s ministry director. For a complete listing of posts in this series, see the listing at the bottom of this article. Last time we started to look at issues related to shepherding and growing volunteers – in other words Volunteer Development. Today we continue in this, our largest category, with:

WE NEED YOUR GUIDANCE

In addition to setting the general direction of the ministry, as we discussed last time, we will from time to time need your guidance to keep us on the right path. Please make yourself available to us to answer questions, clarify expectations or reinforce the vision. We are more than willing to do the heavy lifting, but occasionally we will need you to lend a helping hand or an ear or a thought. Your volunteers want a leader. They want someone to guide them through the ups and downs of children’s ministry. They want someone to turn to when they have a question. They want to know that when something comes up, they have somewhere to turn to for an answer.

Here is a complete listing of what we’ve covered so far in this series:

PASSION

SERVICE

DEVELOPMENT

Wayne Stocks

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Wayne is married to a wonderful woman and has four kids whom God uses to teach him on an almost daily basis. He is blessed to volunteer in a wonderful children's ministry at New Life Church Gahanna. He established Kidmin1124 for those who give their time to kids and feel passionately about children's ministry. When he isn't working on Kidmin1124, he maintains another blog at WayneStocks.com and contributes articles on a regular basis to Ministry-to-Children.com.