Top 20 Improvements I’ve Made Due to Kidology Coaching

#FutureOfCM, #kidmin, Kidology Coaching, Leadership, List, ministry
Every weekend our churches are filled with those who have the responsibility of ministering to our children, connecting with and resourcing the parents, equipping those who are also responsible to help reach children and the list of responsibilities just goes on and on. You may call these wonderful gifts to your churches: Children's pastors, Children's directors, Kidmin ministers etc.. With the responsibility that these people carry out many churches have figured out that it is wisdom to make sure they are equipped, developed, trained and ready, to carry out all that they are expected to do with excellence. These expectations and responsibilities have evolved beyond what our colleges are preparing leaders for. It is this group of children's pastors that I have had the privilege of being part of for…
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My method of delegation.

Administration, Leadership, ministry, Productivity, task management
The more I talk with people the more I realize delegation is not as understood as I assume. It is with this new understanding that I want to offer up the method of delegation that I have been taught over the years. I am not claiming this is original (hopefully a lot of people use these steps) and it is only one way, but it is mine and it works for me when followed. Too often delegation is poorly executed, frustrating both the person delegating and the person being delegated to. There should be a benefit for both parties but often one or both parties feel dissatisfied. Here is one approach to delegation: 1. Define. You need to know exactly what you are going to delegate. Don't be vague. 2.…
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Leadership Priorities for Success

Leadership, List, ministry, Productivity
True confession...Leadership is hard work. In my networking with leaders from the business world and the non-profit world, the fact of how hard leading can be on someone is one common story we all agree on. The need we all have for keeping our leadership priorities for success. There are decisions we each need to make that vary from important matters to urgent matters. The varying noise that can come from each of these can make it hard at times to decide which decisions need action now or later. With each of our decisions, we can often time drift from being and doing what we should be and what we should be doing into a mess of other things. Actions that I use to stay in tune with my leadership priorities.…
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Long distance mentoring

#kidmin, Kidology Coaching, Leadership, ministry
I have had the opportunity of having some incredible mentors through my life. I actually would have to give credit to most any great that I may do today to the mentors God has allowed me to have in my life time. I have mentors that seem to fall under 1 of 3 categories. I will briefly explain the 3 types and will tackle the long distance mentor today. 1. Mentors that live close. The name of this mentor pretty much says it all. This would be a mentor who lives in the same city, town, etc. One who you can easily and readily set up a time for coffee and go and be mentored. 2. The unbeknown to me mentor. This is the mentor who doesn't even know they…
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Productive day starts the night before

#kidmin, Kidology Coaching, Leadership, ministry
How do you start your day? Do you get up and fumble for the coffee? Walk around wondering what all you have to do for the day? Read a little here and a little there? Play on your phone but call it work? I get several emails and children's pastors asking me all the time, "How do you get so much done?" Today I will put into writing what I have shared with so many of you and my Kidology Coaching students. Maybe others will find it helpful for themselves as well. I find for myself that the way I start my day determines the level of productivity I will experience for that day. This learned fact for myself is the drive behind my "night before prep". At the close…
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