Using multimedia in children’s ministry can be a powerful tool to reach kids.
However, there is something WAY better!
What’s better than multimedia?
Ministry has no substitute for people.
There is no replacement for a Spirit-led person.
A multimedia format cannot replace the personal attention of a living, breathing human-being.
No cartoon, movie, or music video will ever be able to replace a man or woman of God. Personal attention trumps multimedia.
Flesh and blood trumps plug and play.
High-touch beats high-definition…every time.
The big secret in children’s ministry is that the kids will remember YOU long after they have forgotten your lesson.
No video lesson ever called a child by name.
No multimedia presentation ever prayed with a child.
No movie ever cared about what a child was going through at home. Ministry requires people.
In Acts 10 God sent Peter to share the Gospel with Cornelius.
To hook them up, God sent an angel to Cornelius and a vision to Peter.
Why didn’t He tell the angel to share the Gospel with Cornelius?
Why didn’t He give the vision to Cornelius and include a Power Point presentation that outlined the major doctrines of the Gospel?
That would have saved Peter a trip. Instead, God passed over an angel and a sky-wide, multimedia presentation in order to use a person.
There is something powerful about an ordinary person talking about the good news of Jesus.
Multimedia tools have a place in our culture.
Cool videos can embellish a lesson experience.
Power Point can enhance a message.
Graphics can illustrate a point. However, when multi-media becomes a convenient substitute for people, kids get shorted.
Maybe your workers aren’t world-class Bible instructors.
Maybe they are just ordinary moms and dads who want to help steer kids in the right direction for God.
Here’s the test.
If they love the Lord and can fog a mirror, chances are they will make a memory that lasts longer than a video.