How To Jumpstart Your Children's Ministry with North Point's Kendra Fleming [Podcast]
The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.
In today's episode of the Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, Executive Search Consultant Milan Ford talks with Kendra Fleming, Director of Children's Ministry at North Point Ministries in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Kendra grew up a pastor's child in Montana. She attended college at Liberty University in Virginia, and continued to live with her family there for 11 years. Through a close friend, she was connected to North Point, which was undergoing substantial growth at that time and in need of leadership. After checking out the campus, Kendra felt deeply that God was placing it on her heart to move her family to Georgia. She has been with Andy Stanley's North Point Community Church for almost 15 years serving as their Children's Ministry Director.
North Point now has six area locations and multiple partnerships acorss the United States. In her time at North Point, Kendra's role has progressed into being a North Point Ministries leader, overseeing the children's ministry teams on each of the local campuses. North Point Kids has over 4500 volunteers and partners with thousands of families on a weekly basis.
Kendra talks with Milan about:
- Taking risks with job transitions
- Following God's calling into ministry
- Children's ministry enviornment at North Point Ministries
- How to attract and retain children's ministry volunteers
- Building a strong volunteer culture
- Qualities to look for in a children's ministry leader
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Quotes from Kendra:
Set aside time to work on and actively create a volunteer culture.
We exist to invest and abide in our community.
Hire someone who can cast vision well.
Someone who is highly-responsible has a personal sense of ownership.
Be good at leading people to change.