Having conducted Kidz Blitz Live and FX Live events for other sixteen years in many of the largest churches in America, I have had some embarrassing moments. When things don't go as planned it is helpful to know how to handle it.
With any live event the ultimate goal is to get as many people as possible to attend. There's no point in planning a free or fee-based event if no one shows up. To get the most out of your event efforts, here are some ways to maximize registration and increase attendance.
Breaking the Fun Barrier! Be careful how you get shy kids involved. Breaking the fun barrier is not about merely having a lot of fun. It's not even about having more fun than anyone else. Nor is it about having fun in a new way. Breaking the fun barrier is when you can help a hesitant child to participate in something fun that nudges them out of their comfort...and they like it.
Nothing involves/engages kids like games. Nothing. Kids are wired to play, not listen, not watch. Play. They want to be involved. They want to do stuff. You can show kids the latest, cool movie, but if you stand to the side and offer to play a fun game/exciting game with them, they will choose to [...]
VBS keeps our summer at Kidz Blitz busy too. Kidz Blitz Live and FX Live are used often for VBS kick-off or grand finale events. Here are some more ways to promote your VBS and get big numbers: 1. Some local theaters do free movies in summer. Hand out VBS information and a trinket as people exit. 2. Distribute theme-related items as invitations.
Here are the secrets a Family Event Director should follow EXACTLY. I have conducted over a thousand crowd shows in every kind of church and situation across America. I promise, if you break even ONE of these guidelines, your event will suffer. None of these points are complicated, but they WILL impact your event if [...]
Your church or children’s ministry can raise money in a variety of creative, fun, and effective ways. Some of the most effective event fundraising can be centered around the event itself. Your group may choose to sell tickets or obtain sponsors. Browse these strategies for some interesting ideas to fund your big event.
There are lots of ways children's pastors can get into hot water. Any that have been leading a children's ministry for very long can attest to this. Here are some great ways to get into BIG trouble. 1. Spend money you don't have. Nothing is more exciting than facing the administrator after you just [...]
Designate an area of your church parking lot for window painting. Station 2-4 people in the same location each week beginning 6 weeks before your event. Paint church staff cars before you offer it to the congregation so that when people arrive at church the first week you are painting, they are already excited about [...]
Your Bible story is like an orange. You can hand it off to a kid and expect him to tear into it and eat it. Or you can peel it yourself and hand it in slices to the kid. It is easier for the kid to eat if you hand it to him in bite-sized [...]