Let me just say first, I am a strong believer in healthy competition. In no particular order here are some tips for making games fun while keeping the competition in perspective: 1. Divide the room into two sides. Give each side a team name. For Kidz Blitz Live events, we call our teams Blue and Green. Dividing the room with a center aisle or rope down the middle is helpful/important/critical. Games just work better with a visible team divider.
Aside from accomplishing something God wanted done, these Bible events–among other ones–have one key teaching method in common. They all include faith, but there is something else so simple we often miss it. Can you spot it?
1. Doing everything on your own instead of multiplying yourself. 2. Begging for volunteers instead of recruiting them. 3. Being afraid to risk instead of trying new things.
all guaranteed to stop you and your church from doing ANYTHING remarkable…ever 10. We never did it that way before. Maybe it's time for a change. If you want to make sure you get the same results you’ve always had, then just do what you have always done. 9. But what if it doesn’t work? What [...]
Kids are hard-wired for action. They struggle--as we all know too well--to sit and listen. Kids want to DO. They are driven to participate. They crave the opportunity to take part. Doing something is their oxygen. That’s why the most powerful words to enter a kid’s ear are: “I need a volunteer.” When kids [...]
There are two types of Children's Ministry communicators: Pointers and Painters. Pointers drive home specific points; Painters create an overall impression. Both can be effective. We need to understand simple points from the Bible. We cannot apply what we don’t understand. Teachers that can unfold practical truth and reduce ideas into bite-sized pieces are effective [...]
That's right, Children's Ministry is superior - as in better/higher/cooler - than all other ministries in the church. Don't even think about disagreeing with this. Here we go! 1. Jesus had a Kid's Ministry Jesus didn’t seem to target specific groups like seniors, teens, singles (except maybe the Woman at the Well). He did specifically [...]
Kids are wired to DO things. God did not make them to sit up straight in a metal chair with their feet flat on the floor. He created them to participate. If you want to reach kids you have to turn them from spectators into participants. Period. This age old phrase says it best. Tell [...]