Everything can be improved with increased energy. Nobody wants to hear a song, listen to a lesson, or participate in a class where the leader looks bored, irritated, or wishes they were somewhere else.
If you are a full-time Kidmin Pastor/Leader you know that you have NO EXCUSE not to have energy on Sundays (or whenever ministry takes place for you). However, some of our Kidmin Volunteers struggle with this. They work 5 days a week, run like crazy for their families on Saturday, and on Sunday it is tough to have the energy they need to make a great experience for the kids.
If you ever need to encourage your team and help them understand the importance of having energy during ministry time, consider teaching them the following principles:
How To Increase Energy
1. Realize what’s at stake
SOULS! We want these kids to see us excited about God’s word, worship, and serving others. The level of passion we have will determine the level of passion THEY have.
2. Take responsibility for your own energy
Too many people wait to be pumped up by situations or persons. Take responsibility for your own energy. Don’t wait for the right speech from your leader or for someone to “push the right button” for you to get pumped up.
Ben Franklin said, “The quality of your life is your gift to yourself.”
If you wait for someone else to strike up your energy before you do anything, then life will pass you by.
3. Act your way into feeling
Stephen Covey said, “Right decisions will eventually bring about right emotions.”
Don’t wait until you feel right to do right. Do right and you will feel right. “Fake it ‘till you make it!”
Socrates said, “Assume a virtue if you have it not!” Fake joy is better than genuine depression any day! A passionate person with limited talent will outperform a passive person who possesses greater talent.
4. GET ON YOUR KNEES.
The absolute best way to be infused with energy is to spend time on your knees in prayer. Don’t rely on your own energy, ask God for HIS energy.
“To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me.” – Colossians 1:29
When you are accomplishing GOD’S PURPOSE with GOD’S POWER, then you possess true renewable energy.