10 Phrases You Should Never Say in Children’s Ministry


The following is a great blog post from Relevant Children’s Ministry. Read on:

“We’ve never done it that way before.”

“Let’s require parents to serve.”

“They won’t notice…they’re just kids.”

“Are you a visitor?”

“No one wants to volunteer.”

“You’ve been in the church a long time and I know you.  You can serve without having a background check.”

“You lost your security tag?  That’s okay, go ahead.  We’ll let you through without it.”

“I don’t know…I’m just a volunteer…ask a staff member.”

“Your child acted bad in class today.  You need to get control of him.”

“There’s too much going on to take my day off this week.”

Which of these do you agree or not agree with?  What other phrases should we never say in Children’s Ministry?


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