We Need Your Tenacity

Wayne Stocks —  April 30, 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 of the bottom of this article. Today, we look at our final entry in the category of service:


We love the kids that we serve. We love the children’s ministry that we serve in with you. We love teaching kids about God. Because of your position though, we need your tenacity and zealousness for kids. We need you to stand in the gap for kids and stand up for the urgent nature of the work we do in children’s ministry. We need you to be the ambassador for our ministry to parents, to the rest of the congregation and to the other pastors at the church. You are the visible front for the passion we all share, and we need your help and tenacity to get our work done. After all, you set the tone for the ministry, and we look to you as an example. You set the tone in terms of passion and hard work, and your volunteers will be much more willing to give of themselves when they see you doing the same!

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



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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.

One response to We Need Your Tenacity

  1. How did I get so far behind in reading this series? I’m so glad that you listed everything you had covered so far because otherwise, I wouldn’t have known that I missed so much. What I have read so far has really helped me put things into perspective when it comes to volunteers, and I am so thankful that you took the time to talk about this topic!