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Children's Ministry – The Fun Factor

When it comes to teaching children, you have to capture their eyes and ears so that the Holy Spirit can capture their hearts. To do that, you need to make sure they are having fun. Fun is the currency of a child. If they think something is fun, they will want to do it. If they don’t, then they will not want to do it. It’s that simple. Just ask any kid if he or she would rather go to the doctor or Disney World. You’ll get your answer quickly. So it stands to reason that if you want a child engaged, attentive, and involved in your ministry, you need to make sure they are having fun.


I don’t believe that having fun in church means “making fun” of the Bible or the applications of the Bible to our lives. I just believe that having fun while learning is the best way to create an experience that can increase the retention of knowledge and encourage the children to return.


So, if you want to make a church experience meaningful for kids, make it fun.


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    Rodney Bowen
    March 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Thank you for your “Fun Factor” post! I hope you don’t my adding your “…capture their eyes and ears…” to my Twitter & Facebook posts (with a link back to this blog).
    rodney@seethelightshine.com
    http://www.facebook.com/seethelightshine
    http://www.twitter.com/seethelightart

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    Reagan Hillier
    April 2, 2010 at 6:05 am

    I love the phrase “intentional play” for ministry. One of the best ways leaders and volunteers can connect with their kids is playing and having fun with them. It builds the on ramps to spiritual discussions later.

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