UPDATE: View the results here

Structure is critical to the success of any organization, and the church is no different. In the Bible we see Moses restructure at the advice of his father-in-law, in order to better accomplish what God has called him to do.

Staff structure in the church can be a difficult thing to figure out. I’ve written some about it before, but I want to get your input as it relates specifically to children’s ministry staff.

Every church is different, as structure has to support the mission and strategy of the church. But, I think we can learn from each other in terms of what a good staff-to-kid ratio might be in children’s ministry. A couple good pieces of wisdom I’ve seen related to staff ratios include:

How about you?

From now until July 25 (extended) I’ll be collecting data from churches regarding their staff-to-kid ratio, as well as staff-to-volunteer, and volunteer-to-kid. I would really appreciate your input as well. More input will lead to better analysis. Here’s how you can help:

  1. Fill out this survey to include your church’s data:
  2. Forward that link on to other churches you know of.
  3. Tweet/Facebook about it. Use Twitter hashtags like #kidmin, #thinkorange & #cmconnect to reach the broadest audience.

Thanks for your input. I’ll post the results here, as well as email anyone who is interested in receiving them.

UPDATE: View the results here