In about 12 days my husband and I are launching a new church in the Miramar area. One thing that people of purpose especially planters have to remember is that just having passion can't keep you from getting derailed in a new ministry. Especially if you don't think about all the administration and legalities of certain ministries, you can find yourself in deep waters and in some instances, closed cells.
If your purpose is planting, and like me, you are launching soon, let me tell you how easily you can get derailed by children. I know, they are so cute. How on earth could these cute humans derail God's purpose for the church, specifically, your church?
Well, did you know that you can't just post pictures of kids on your websites or social media accounts? Well, if you didn't, now you do. Churches have been getting sued left and right because of this very thing.
Purpose matters so don't get derailed by this issue. Visit this site and download their Photo Release Form and make sure you have copies of that when they register their kids in your children's ministry. If you have been established for a while and never had one of these, the Lord's favor has been upon you, but since that might have a termination date, go ahead and download it too. Here's the link.