The past few weeks I have started thinking about the transition from children’s ministry to jr high ministry that my 5th grade girls will be making in just a few months. I want to make this move as smooth as possible for them, but I also want to be sure that I can prepare them as best as possible too.
Here are a few thoughts:
Have a conversation with the jr high/student pastor. Work together on a plan for this transition.
Remember that it’s not only a transition for the kids, but the parents as well.
What else can I teach them before they move up? How do I communicate that I am still available to them as a mentor yet empower the student pastor at the same time? What conversations do I need to have with parents?
How do you handle the time of transition for your kids moving on to student ministry?