Your words matter to your few.
Your consistent words, over time, will help your few reason, win, and believe.
Whether you are new to your few or have been with them a while, it might be time for you to take a look at your words. With every child your words will need to change. With every child your words will speak differently.
You might just need to learn a new vocabulary.
Your few is a group of preschoolers who are learning, moving, and whose lives are full of wonder. They are learning at a rate that is unprecedented, soaking up everything around them…including your words.
Learn a new language.
I am not talking about learning to speak Spanish or French (although those might help). Every leader needs to learn a language that speaks into the heart of a preschooler that will help them believe and grow their faith.
Every leader needs to learn a language that will capture the emotional needs of a preschooler and help them win.
Every leader needs to learn a language that will help a preschooler reason.
Learning a new language can be a daunting task, but that is why there are incredible leaders, authors, and people that have gone before that can give you what you need to know. Need help learning a new language…then ask.
Learning to speak the language of your few will make an incredible impact.
Weigh what you say.
Your words carry a lot of weight. The have the power to build up or tear down. Just as a small bridle can change the direction of a horse, your words can change the direction of a child.
Your few will enter your room each week and will remember the words that are spoken to them. To make a lasting impression on your few, use words that are specific to each child. Yes, this requires you to know your child.
Catch EVERY child doing something right and let your words shine a light on them. When we speak these kinds of words we create a relationship with a child where they will begin to speak back. Your words will require you to listen more. For when we begin speaking words into our few, the trust and love that is being built, will solicit them to respond by speaking to you.
Be ready to speak. Be ready to hear them speak.
Recycle big ideas.
When your words match the message of the church you will create a greater impact. When your words start to align with the parents of your few you will create a greater impact.
Imagine if throughout your morning your few heard you speaking the same big ideas week after week. It doesn’t take a lot of words to make a lasting impression. But, if a child can walk in a room and know that they are going to hear a consistent message and words each week the impact that will be made is huge.
Your words over time will make a lasting impact.
Your words over time will change a life.
Your words over time matter.