We’ve all had those days — even weeks — when it seems no matter how hard we try to make a difference in kids ministry, we feel alone, tired, and worn out. By the time you wake up, get ready for the day, and make it to the office, you feel like there is no more gas left in the tank. And that’s only Monday!
We’ve all been there. It’s in those moments we need to find inspiration and encouragement in our life. In those moments, it’s vital that we remember and dwell on the words of Scripture. In John 15:16 Jesus says, “You did not choose Me, but I chose you. I appointed you that you should go out and produce fruit and that your fruit should remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in My name, He will give you” (HCSB).
Wow! What an amazing thought — that God would choose people like us and desire that we bear fruit abundantly! As we seek after God’s desires and as He reveals Himself in the Scriptures, we begin to understand our purpose and rekindle the hope that we have in Christ. Those are the things we should remember to give us the inspiration and encouragement we need.
Coming together as brothers and sisters in Christ — and partners in kids ministry — is another way to find inspiration. When we come together, we get to share one another’s burdens, laugh together, and know that our struggles are not ours alone. That is exactly why we highly encourage you to join us for KMC (Kids Ministry Conference) this October in Nashville!
If you register before March 15, you get to bring a volunteer with you for 50% off – that’s over $100 in savings! It will be a great experience to share with your entire kids ministry team. What if you have 3 on your staff that want to come to KMC? Register all 3 and get 3 spots for volunteers at 50% off. It’s that easy! Take advantage of this limited time offer by visiting the KMC Web site and register today! Use the Promo Code: KMCVOLUNTEER14 to receive this special, limited time offer.
Find the inspiration you need from following Jesus and from gathering together with other kids ministers!
Andy Dukes serves as Event Coordinator for LifeWay Kids. He graduated from Murray State University in KY in 2008. He served on summer staff (Crosspoint and CentriKid) for 7 summers and moved full-time at LifeWay in December 2008. Andy’s wife, Meghan, is a 1st grade teacher and they attend and serve at Redeemer Church in Hendersonville, TN.