Enter the Cold Water Cafe No Clowns. No Magic. No Puppets. Blitz events never use clowns, magic or puppets. Never. There is nothing wrong with clowns. It’s just not our style. Puppets, though engaging to preschoolers, do not effectively engage elementary kids. Magic can be cool but we would be horrible [...]
The 4 Most Powerful Words in Children's Ministry So what are the four most powerful (non-spiritual) words in children's ministry? What four words can light up any kid? What four words can get any kid's attention? They are magical words. Here they are.
1. No special demands. We bring our own bottled water. :) 2. We take care of our own hotels, gas, transportation, etc. 3. Our electrical needs are simple, just a few 110 outlets on the stage.
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 [...]
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 [...]