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What Is Outreach?

Hang on a second, I’m going to close my door and put my phone on DND… (looks out the window and closes the blinds). Ok, it’s safe in here now. Let’s talk about… outreach events. Now, I’ve been doing kids ministry for almost 10 years and have done the Fall Fests, Christmas musicals, Crusades, Easter egg hunts… done it all. And there’s nothing wrong with those. But I found myself looking for new faces on Sunday morning… and… nothing.

Evaluating Your Outreach Events

Most of us would agree that outreach is a big part of our children’s ministry. And so, each year we plan a series of events designed to show people Jesus’ love, invite them to our church, and minister to their families. These events are often good, but what does it take to make them great?

Communication in Children’s Ministry

Often in kidmin, we assume that if we get the kids excited enough then they’ll tell their parents. It’s like a three-legged stool. In every event and activity, there are three groups we need to communicate with; missing one group usually means that our stool is going to fall over.

Big Events and Follow-Up

Camp. VBS. Kids’ Crusades. Easter Outreaches. All of these activities have a common factor—the preparation for them is enormous! But what about follow-up?

Biblical Patriotism

Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July or another patriotic holiday like President’s Day, here are three practical ways you can talk about biblical patriotism.

Connect with Easter Visitors

Making an impact and ensuring that guests don’t simply show up annually on Easter takes preparation and foresight. We need to be proactive rather than reactive about our Easter Sunday visitors.