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Summer Outreach Ideas

Summer is around the corner. Many churches report difficulty keeping attendance up over the summer, let alone having effective outreach opportunities. Below are some ideas of ways you can program your summer to encourage participation and opportunities to share the gospel.


Outreach Assimilation

As summertime approaches, you are probably planning your summer outreaches and ministry events. Summer can be very busy in the kidmin world, so it’s important for us to have an attack plan before June 1st rolls around. As vital as the event itself is to plan, it is equally crucial to have a plan of attack to get all those kids to come back to church on the weekends.


Summer Activities

I try to view our kids’ ministry through the lens of James 1:22. Oftentimes we do a great job teaching kids biblical principles, but how are we at providing opportunities for kids to live it out? Summer is a great time to provide multiple opportunities for kids to do outreach.


Summer Outreach Planning

If there is one thing children’s pastors don’t need, its another program to manage. However, a summer outreach can be one of the greatest investments of time because it results in kids coming to know Christ. So how can church leaders plan a summer outreach with excellence but without spreading themselves too thin?


Christmas Outreach and KidMin

The Christmas season is an incredible time for children’s ministry leaders to teach kids about the importance of being generous and sharing the Good News with others. However, I’ve often wondered if there was a more effective way to teach kids how to embrace the Christmas story beyond collecting gifts on Sunday morning or Wednesday night and then distributing them through other ministries.


Recognizing the Hurting

Are there any poor among you? Many times we relate “poverty” with the lack of financial resources, but according to educator Dr. Ruby K. Payne poverty is defined by “the extent to which an individual does without resources”—a void of the financial, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical, relational/role model, support systems (A Framework for Understanding Poverty, 7).