25 Ways to Show Your Staff You Really Care About Them

25 Ways to Show Your Staff You Really Care About Them

by Dale Hudson
25 Ways to Show Your Staff You Really Care About Them
Lift up your ministry staff and volunteers with these great ideas.


Dale Hudson

  1. Brag on them in front of others.
  2. Celebrate their birthday.
  3. Have them over to your house for dinner.
  4. Tell them you appreciate them with your words.
  5. Honor them for their years of service.
  6. Love on their children and grandchildren.
  7. Give them cost of living raises.
  8. Demand that they put their family first.
  9. Ask them for advice.
  10. Say “I’m sorry” when you blow it.
  11. Show by your actions that you are there to serve them instead of them serving you.
  12. Ask them to speak into your life and help you grow.
  13. Follow through when you tell them you are going to do something.
  14. Tell them you appreciate them with a handwritten note.
  15. Don’t always be looking over their shoulder.
  16. Look for opportunities to put them in the spotlight instead of yourself.
  17. As the leader, take the ultimate responsibility when something goes wrong…even if it was their fault.
  18. If they have a late night at church, tell them to come in late the next day.
  19. Show you care more about them than about what they do.
  20. Correct and give feedback face-to-face instead of by phone, email, or text.
  21. Tell them you believe in them.
  22. Go to the hospital when they or their family are sick.
  23. Pray with and for them.
  24. Cry with them.
  25. Help them see their blind spots so they can grow past them.


Dale Hudson has been on the Children’s Ministry journey for 21 years. He was recently named as one of the top twenty influencers in children’s ministry by Children’s Ministry Magazine. He is the Director of Children’s Ministries at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach, Florida where he oversees the children’s ministry at the church’s five campuses. He is the co-author of Children’s Ministry in the 21st Century, Turbo Charged Children’s Ministry, and Turbo Charged Preschool Ministry. In addition, he also writes for children’s ministry leadership magazines on a regular basis and speaks at children’s ministry conferences across the country. visit Dale at www.relevantchildrensministry.blogspot.com

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