This Sunday the KidZone at New Life Christian Church (my Church) is trying something new for our 3rd service. We are trying a sports and rec centered service (called OnTheMove) as a way to provide an alternative and potentially draw some new students to the later service.
Each week there will be a different sport that the kids will learn about, practice, and then play a game using the skills they learned. For instance the next for weeks for us looks like:
May 6: Kickball
May 13: Lacrosse
May 20: Flag Football
May 27: Soccer
During each week, the coach(es) leading the sport will provide the plan for the sport part of the service. The KidZone leaders will assist the coaches with the sports and will lead the Huddle Up portion if the coach wants this.
Below is a “sample” timeline of a typical session. These times are subject to change as needed by the coaches leading the sport:
- 11:50-12:00 - Welcome (coaches will introduce themselves). Warm Up and Stretch: Kids will be led in warm up and stretching exercises.
- 12:00–12:10 - Skill Session 1: Kids will be taught skills for the day’s sport
- 12:10–12:20 - Skill Session 2: Kids will be taught another skill for the day’s sport.
- 12:25–12:50 - Sport Time: Play a game or something using the skill learned earlier
- 12:50–1:05 - Huddle Up: Devotion and lesson time.
So this is what we are trying. Something new and different. What do you think? TAKE A MINUTE and...
- post your thoughts. What do you think of this new style of programming for Sunday morning?
- Also, if you are a Children's Minister or Volunteer, take some time to brainstorm new ideas for you and your children's ministry. What can you do and how can you try something that is fresh that could possibly draw more children and families to your ministry.
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