5 Absolutely Simple Tips for Leading Groups Better

This 2-MINUTE TRAINING VIDEO will help you maximize your time with kids!
3 min read

The time you have each week to help children know God and His Word is short and precious. Here are a few tips for maximizing your time and keeping things fun!

You have a limited amount of time to impact the children you lead. But being prepared allows you to use that time for what matters—reflecting God’s love and care for your group.

Prepare Yourself

Spend time during the week reading and studying the lesson text from God’s Word. Pray and ask God for wisdom as you lead, and pray for the children in your group.

Prepare for the Lesson

Get familiar with all the aspects of the lesson even if you’re not responsible for leading the whole time. Know the Bible Story well enough to tell it without being tied to a script. Because this will also help you be prepared for questions children might have.

Prepare the Materials

During the week, collect any materials you’re responsible for and make sure you have everything you need before class. This is one simple way to prevent your group’s attention from wandering.

Prepare the Environment

Make your space inviting and interesting. Take time to eliminate clutter and rearrange furniture to work best with the activities you have chosen.

Prepare to Be Early

It’s important to remember that your group time actually starts when the first child arrives, not at the officially scheduled time.

Having everything set up before that first child arrives gives you the opportunity to welcome and talk with each child. This is a great way to nurture relationships with parents too!

You have a limited amount of time to impact the children you lead. But being prepared allows you to use that time for what matters—reflecting God’s love and care for your group.

Questions for Your Team to Think About:

What resources are available to help your team prepare for each week’s lesson?

How can your team be intentional about preparing during the week?

Did you enjoy this video? Check out our other 2-Minute Trainers here.

Your heart beats for kids to know, love, and follow Jesus. And ours does too. Try any or all of our programs and lessons before you commit to buying. Check them out here.

Your heart beats for kids to know, love, and follow Jesus. And ours does too. Try any or all of our programs and lessons before you commit to buying. Check them out here.

post article end mark
  Updated on March 4, 2020

About the Author

  • Your Ministry Spark Team is made of ministry volunteers, leaders, and experts who work with David C Cook. We’re passionate about helping others know, love, and follow Jesus. And, we have a big heart for those who serve the kingdom—that’s you. Together, we can do this!

Ministry Spark email logo

Want to spark a stronger ministry? We'll show you how.

Join others who are taking their ministries to the next level with our regular email insights.

Please click “Submit” if you would like to receive our email updates, which may contain information about our products. Your use of this site is subject to our Terms of Use, and we will process your personal data in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which also contains details as to how you may unsubscribe from receiving our email updates.

Want to spark a stronger ministry? We'll show you how. Subscribe to email insights.

Please click “subscribe” if you would like to receive our email updates, which may contain information about our products. We will process your personal data in accordance with our privacy policy, which also contains details as to how you may unsubscribe from receiving our email updates.