Help Every Kid Feel Known- Bobby Ikebudu #OC19

Bobby Ikebudu- @bobbyikebudu Boca Raton Community Church

The Lead Small strategy has helped thousands of churches. A vision without a strategy is just an illusion. Vision is like a bucket with a pin size hole. Imagine the bucket that leaks on to every one of your volunteers. When we lead small we simply make a choice to invest strategically in the lives of a few over time so that we can help them build an authentic faith.

Make it personal.

Do you know my name? When Jesus said Zacchaeus’ name Jesus modeled honor.

  • Say, Pronounce, and Discover Name

  • Write the name down

  • Connect the name

  • Pray for the name frequently

Do you know what matters to me? When Jesus stopped for Zacchaeus Jesus modeled friendship.

  • Pay attention to clues

  • Ask clarifying questions

  • Know who they know

  • Engage in what interests them

Do you know where I live? When Jesus went to Zacchaeus house, Jesus modeled empathy. Empathy: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

When you enter a kids world, respect their:

  • Personality

  • Timeline (Have patience)

  • Boundaries (Personal vs Invasive)

Understand where someone lives:

  • Physically

  • Socially

  • Digitally

  • Culturally

  • Emotionally