Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Dan L Burrell
Children's Ministry, Clarity, Coaching, Systems, Training, Volunteers
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Other Education | Other Religion | Practical Theology
Warren, Kenneth, "An Examination of Children’s Ministry Volunteer Development from Pastors and Laity in the Local Church" (2018). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1658.
Developing children’s ministry volunteers in the local church is crucial to the sustenance of the body of Christ. Children’s ministry volunteers should be viewed as capable partners with both parents and church leaders in fulfilling the Great Commission. All volunteer ministries of the church matter, but those serving in children’s ministry have the unique opportunity to shape the lives of individuals who could serve the kingdom for a lifetime. Children’s ministry volunteer development is valuable because kingdom advancement hinges on lay ministry development as described in Ephesians 4:11–16. For this project, the researcher surveyed children’s ministry volunteers and pastors in churches primarily along the East Coast in order to identify the major components of developing children’s ministry volunteers. The writer’s current volunteer ministry will become healthier as a result of the implementation of the plan that was discovered from research.