Do you want to improve your ministry? Here are 20 questions you can ask on a regular basis. The answers you discover can help your ministry grow and move past obstacles that are currently standing in your way. These are great questions to talk through as a team.
#1 - How do we follow up with guests? How can we improve this?
#2 - What is our on boarding process for new volunteers? Is it effective?
#3 - How are our ratios of volunteers to kids?
#4 - What percentage of our congregation are children?
#5 - What are we doing to stay connected to today's kid culture?
#6 - What safety and security safeguards do we have in place?
#7 - What are we doing to help our volunteers grow in their ministry skills?
#8 - How can we encourage and motivate children to bring their unchurched friends?
#9 - How can we see more children become followers of Jesus?
#10 - What can we do to partner with parents better?
#11 - What tools can we place in parent's hands so they can better disciple their children?
#12 - What do we need to stop doing?
#13 - What program is tired and needs to be revitalized?
#14 - What is the one thing that is hindering us from going to the next level?
#15 - Are we seeing kids take steps of faith like salvation, baptism, serving, etc.? How can we see more kids take these steps?
#16 - Are our volunteers excited about the ministry? If not, how can we make the ministry a place where they love to serve?
#17 - Is our ministry a fun place for kids? Do we hear the sounds of laughter and giggles in the hallways and classrooms?
#18 - What are we doing to reach kids and families outside the walls of our church?
#19 - Does the church have the perception that children's ministry is simply childcare? How can we influence the church to see children's ministry as a priority and that it reaches people at the most critical time in their lives?
#20 - What have we not talked about that we need to talk about?
Once you've answered these questions, put together some action steps that will help you with implementation.