Doing the Hokey Pokey

Wendy Douglas —  January 5, 2011

I was thinking today that the Hokey Pokey isn’t just a dance we used to do at the skating rink, but it is a dance that we should be doing in children’s ministry.

  • Put your hands in, put your hands out… – Know what we can do and when we need to empower our team to do what they do best.
  • Put your feet in, put your feet out… – Know when we need to be working and when we need a time of rejuvination.
  • Put your whole self in, put your whole self out… – Know the difference between giving ourselves to the ministry and the ministry being all about us.
  • Turn yourself about – Knowing when we need to go in a new direction and/or looking at something differently.

How are you dancing in ministry today?

That’s what it’s all about.

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

One response to Doing the Hokey Pokey

  1. So, what if the hokey pokey really is what it’s all about?