I believe many people in the church are confused about the role of a children’s pastor, this also includes many Children’s Pastors. Some view us as strictly a kid keeper or baby sitter, while others view us as entertainers. The truth is we are problem solvers and leaders of leaders who cannot do it all by ourselves no matter how we try. The key to becoming a problem solving, leader of leaders is to know what and when to delegate and what things within our ministries that we should be doing ourselves.
I also believe most Children’s Ministers have developed a wrong definition of what successful children’s ministry is in the first place. It’s more than room decor and a fancy set. It’s more than an electronic check-in system. You can have a family service and still not have an effective children’s ministry. If you dare to look past the tools and toys we children’s pastors love to play with you realize It’s all about laying the right foundation for life change with in kids and adult workers.
God has set ministry gifts within the church for a specific purpose. Let’s take a look at Ephesians 4:11 & 12 “It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up” All of us who are in ministry, minister out of a particular office or ministry gift. Although there are different ministry gifts they are all given for the same purpose. That purpose demands leadership. A true leader knows he or she cannot do every job himself or herself. That’s where outsourcing our responsibilities comes in.