During this challenging time for ministry, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and paralyzed. We find rest in knowing that God has a plan and works through times of crisis.
Instead of pausing children’s ministry efforts, join many others who are adjusting how they use their curriculum…doing things just a little differently.
Be encouraged: Uncertain times often draw kids and their families into a closer relationship with Jesus.
Keep your curriculum going online.
One church shared that their BE BOLD Preteen Sunday school class has doubled in size as they deliver their lessons online. Friends are telling their friends—and the church is welcoming new faces! Plus, online lessons help you stay in front of your kids so you don’t lose connection. If you haven’t already embraced online lessons, we encourage you to start now. Not sure how to go online? Check out the tips from our experts in this article.
Be a porch (or drive-thru) fairy!
Make sure kids have what they need for your online lessons. Gather student pages, lesson supplies, and other goodies for your kids, and drop them off on their porches—or host a drive-thru pickup at your church. Kids love surprises!
Plan for what’s to come.
Soon families will be back in the building. Have your curriculum ready to go. Now isn’t the time to let your foot off the gas…kids are missing their friends and will be eager to come back. If you have temporary budget restrictions, ask for a few donors; small donations add up fast. (We have summer and fall curriculum in stock and ready to ship, so be sure to order yours today!)
Show the whole family some love.
Leaders have told us that entire families are getting in on the fun, participating in kids’ Sunday school lessons at home. Just think of the times you’ve prayed that parents would be more involved in their kids’ faith. Seize this opportunity and equip them with devotions and other faith-centered activities to do together! (We have you covered at Group.com/free!)