5 Ways to Learn to Dream Big in Children’s Ministry

Jeremiah 32:27  I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

God’s calling requires us to dream bigger than anything we can do on our own. Dreaming big is scary. It requires faith. Sometimes it also needs a little nudge. Here are 5 ways to learn how to dream big:

Start with a creative exercise. This will help you think creatively instead of logically. Compare two things that are not alike such as a cat and a refrigerator. When you can come up with 15-20 ways they are alike, you’re ready for the next step.

Ask a question. If you had all the resources, time, energy, and people you needed, what could you do in ministry. Don’t worry about whether you can do them or not. Just write them down. There are no good or bad answers here.

Brainstorm about your list. Maybe you don’t have the resources to do some of the things on the list, but is there a way around that? Could you get a grant or do a fundraiser?

Review each item is light of your ministry’s mission and vision. This is where you might cross some things off the list.

Pray Computer Keys Showing Worship And ReligionAsk God what He wants. Pray about the list you have left, and ask God what He wants you to concentrate on first. What about second? Is there anything God doesn’t want on the list?

2 responses to “5 Ways to Learn to Dream Big in Children’s Ministry

  1. Thank you fr your insight. Too often we look at our resources and forget that God works outside of the box and is quite able to do the impossible!

  2. Thanks, toniaslimm. I couldn’t agree more.

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