How to Become a “Scent-sational” Kidmin Team

Scent-sational

I put a new “Scentsy” wax cube in the warmer in my office today. I hadn’t used one for quite awhile, but the cold weather and gray skies made me want to warm up my space and my attitude. A sweet mix of peppermint and a little left over something or other was noticed by everyone who came by.

“Hmmmm. Something smells nice.”

“Oh, wow! Your office smells great.”

“What smells so good?”

The aroma in my office was sending some good vibrations throughout the church for sure, for sure.

Then a little later in the day I was Skyping with my friends Todd and Andy. We were chatting about blogging and we got on the topic of the attitudes and how we need to always be careful that we are conveying an attitude encouragement, humility and equipping rather than complaining, criticism or negativity.

As I got ready to head home for the day, I went to turn my warmer off and realized that our attitudes, and the attitudes of our teams, need to be a bit like that Scentsy.

A great attitude is like a pleasant aroma. It can literally change the atmosphere in a room–or a ministry.

We want our children’s ministry teams to draw people to them. We want people to be comforted, invigorated, motivated, and encouraged. We want to model Jesus in all we do!

How does that happen? A “scent-sational” kidmin team comes from individual “scent-sational” attitudes and efforts–from each member choosing daily to have attitudes like. . .

joy
faithfulness
encouragement
initiative
servanthood
grace
kindness
forgiveness
laughter
fun
patience

. . . regardless of our circumstances.

When we live out these types of attitudes, individually and collectively, people will take notice, they will be drawn to us and we will be a “pleasing aroma” not only to others, but to the Lord. We will not only be a “scent-sational” team member, but a “scent-sational” team.

So let’s get praying, let’s get choosing and let’s get using God’s power to permeate the space around us with the attitudes of Jesus as we serve together to be not just “scent-sational,” but sensational kidmin teams as we share Jesus with the children around us.

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2 thoughts on “How to Become a “Scent-sational” Kidmin Team

    • Dana, I think busyness often causes me to get off track in this area. I really want to be that “pleasing aroma” to the Lord and those around me. Glad you were encouraged and great to have visited with you when you were in town recently!

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