Mega-Con2018-09-18T13:37:12+00:00

Roger Fields’ Kidmin Nation Mega-con Breakout Notes

You could have gone anywhere at Kidmin Nation Mega-con today but you chose my breakout session! I feel so blessed and really glad I got to meet you. The most incredible leaders and thinkers in kidmin are here with us, so I’m sure you are as excited as I am.  This event, Kidmin Nation Mega-con, does more and helps more ministries than anything I have seen in my 22 years with Blitz Ministries.

The Blitz team will be hanging out at our exhibit and would like to meet you. And even if you don’t want to meet us, you could still win a TP Bazooka just for coming by. So there’s that.

And don’t forget!! Thursday morning, to kick off Kidmin Nation Mega-con, Day of Awesome, Kidz Blitz will be LIVE on stage for all the AWESOMENESS!

But now, here are your notes for “How To Keep Kids on the Edge of Their Seats.” 

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How To Keep Kids on the Edge of Their Seats

By Roger Fields, Prez of Blitz Ministries

Remember This!!!
What you teach means nothing.
What kids learn means everything.
Tell me and I will FORGET
Show me and I will REMEMBER
Involve me and I will LEARN
THE BIG SECRET: You can create a learning experience by turning spectators into participantsKidmin Nation Mega-con
Write it down! It’s not the art of the performance but the art of the participation.
Remember Edwin Schlossberg.
Remember the Scott Street Parade.
HINT: Kids don’t want to sit in a metal chair and hear you pontificate about your virtues and values.
  • You are not there to give a lecture but to create a learning experience.
  • You are not putting on a show. You are engaging kids.
  • Turn spectators into participants.
THE OLD TESTAMENT IS A CATALOG OF HOW GOD TURNED SPECTATORS INTO PARTICIPANTS
  1. Adam named the animals.
  2. Israelites marched around Jericho to bring the walls down
  3. David used a slingshot to kill Goliath
JESUS TURNED SPECTATORS INTO PARTICIPANTS
  1. Peter walked on water
  2. Jesus instructed disciples to distribute bread and fish to the multitude
  3. Jesus told the lame man to take up his mat and move out

BOOM! 2000 years later and most Christians are bored spectators

  • sit up straight
  • pay attention
  • get bored

DON’T DO THIS…

  1. teach lessons
  2. use transitions
  3. be predictable

DO THIS INSTEAD…

  1. Play Games
  2. Turn the whole room into a stage
  3. Use competition
  4. Act out Bible events
  5. Say it out loud
  6. Ask questions
  7. Report back

5 Ideas you can use this week!

  • Good Samaritan parable acted out messy style
  • Horn and Bell review game
  • Rubber Band Face game
  • T-Shirt Memory Scramble
  • 3 Bowls Review Game