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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.
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.
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.
I hear it all the time from Kidmin leaders: “We’re taking the summer off!” “We are canceling kids’ ministry services during the summer and just having kids sit in the adult service every week.” While I completely understand the rationale, here are a few reasons to NOT take summers off.
Summertime is here and that means it’s time to get outside the walls of our churches and start impacting the kids of the community. Outreaches have the potential to unite your team around a common vision, bring new volunteers into play, and even help you develop deeper relationships with the core members of your team.