Leading Huddles

WHAT IS A HUDDLE?

A huddle is a short gathering with your leaders before each weekend service. Your campus might call it a "30B4". This is where we’ll share the vision for the day, any pertinent updates they need to be aware of and set aside some time for training.

Check out the content below to learn how to lead a huddle with your team!

START WITH THE FUN STUFF

Each week, there will be some routine elements we start with. 

  • Ask a question of the day. We’ll provide a fun question that you can ask your team to get them to open up a little bit.
  • Introduce new teammates. If someone will be serving with your team for the first time, make sure you give them a shout out during 30B4. 
  • Celebrate wins. We want to build a culture of celebration on our teams. Not only does it boost morale, but it also reinforces to each and every team member what matters most by what we choose to celebrate.

SHARE THE WHY

“If people can’t see what God is doing, they stumble all over themselves.” - Proverbs 29:18a (MSG)

Kids ministry can be tough sometimes. That’s why it’s so important to constantly keep the vision in front of our teams. We want to consistently remind them why we do what we do. Otherwise, our team members will be far more likely to lose sight of the impact they are making in the lives of the kids and families in our community.

This is an opportunity to share the big idea you’ll be guiding your kids through that day. Don't just share what they will learn, but also why it's valuable for their faith and their future.

TAKE TIME TO GROW

“We don't rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” - Archilochus

It doesn’t matter if you’ve been serving with kids for ten years or ten weeks, there will always be areas that we can grow. That’s why we want to dedicate time for training each week in 30B4.

Each week we’ll share a Pro Tip with our team. This is a bite-sized training piece that you can guide your team through in two minutes or less. Some weeks it will be a portion of our vision that we want to share, other weeks it may be a specific skill related to their role or a policy that we want them to be aware of.

SHARE THE DETAILS

Communication is a form of appreciation.

Stuff comes up all the time. That’s why we want to make sure we keep our team members up to speed by sharing any information they’ll need to know. If there’s an event coming up or something special going on that day, we want to make sure we communicate that to our team in 30B4.

END WITH PRAYER

We want our team members to know that we care more about them as a person than the spot they fill on our roster. Make sure you leave time at the end of 30B4 to pray with your team. Ask them how they’re doing and how you can be praying for them by asking questions like…

  • What can we celebrate?
  • What can we be praying for?