Lessons from Santa – Part 2 of 3

Wendy Douglas —  December 15, 2010

Last week, we started our holiday series here on Kidmin1124 exploring some of the lessons we can learn from the man up north.  The first lesson was “Making Lists and Checking Them Twice,” but that’s not all he has to offer.  A second critical lesson we can learn from jolly old St. Nick is:

YOU CAN’T DO IT ALONE!

Can you imagine Santa trying to check the lists, make the toys, and deliver the toys all by himself? Not hardly as he has a team of elves to help him with everything.

We should do the same in Children’s Ministry. We need to build a team of people working together to make each weekend experience the best it can possibly be. We need to be able to ask for help and actually empower our team to do what they are gifted to do.

Do you have a hard time asking others on your team for help? What does delegation look like for you in your ministry?  What are you doing today that you need to find someone to delegate to?  What are the things that only you can do?  Are you focusing your time on those efforts?

Wendy Douglas

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Wendy is married to a warrior for the last 18 years and Mom to three boys. She volunteers in KidzPlace at The Gathering Church in Sevierville, TN. She reads almost anything she can get her hands on. In addition to contributing to Kidmin1124, she maintains her own blog called Saved Sister at http://savedsister7.blogspot.com/.

One response to Lessons from Santa – Part 2 of 3

  1. Good Stuff Wendy! I love team building and learn more about it everyday. I do find it hard to delegate. I know they can do it each one of them are awesome in their own way! My biggest issue is not delegating because I am afraid they won’t have time or aggravating them. I try to just keep everyone happy. I know this is not the way to do it. I take on way to much myself. I hear so often “I don’t have time this week” so most the time is just easier for me to do it. I make no time excuses! I just do it.I love people helping! I am head of our volunteer program at my kids school(this is also volunteer for me) we needed 400 cookies and out of the 20 people I called only 5 could help. The hard part is most of them did not want to do it either. But I know its a very busy time for everyone. So I just made tons of them & prayed for the best. Guess what people came thru we had double what we needed. But instead of killing myself trying to call & call & call more people I just did it. Great post Wendy!!!