Kidmin Talk #011 - November 29, 2011
Duration: 00:37:33Download MP3
Making the Most of Holidays
Welcome to the 11th episode of Kidmin Talk, the webcast show hosted by Karl Bastian, the Kidologist. Listen here on Kidology or subscribe via iTunes to listen on-the-go with your iPhone, iPod, iPad, or other mobile device.
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ABC's of KIDOLOGY: The Letter "H" = Holidays
Don't kill yourself - but make it special.
Team up with another ministry to share the work!
1) Theme it up!
- Decorate (Narnia Trees)
2) Ramp it up!
- Teach Special Curriculum
- Kids in "Big Church?" Provide special bulletin or take-home family devo kit.
- Family Sunday? Then do something to enhance
Attendance being "down" isn't a reason to do less, it is a reason to do something special that you can't do with a large group. Make "down Sundays" an "UP SUNDAY" for the kids who are there!
3) Try new or experimental things - if it flops, it was "just a holiday thing" - if it goes over great, make it a regular thing.
4) Recruiting Issues
- Always form a team to lead efforts.
- Give regulars a week off
- Invite people to try out CM, they might like it!
- Hire special guests, magician, clown, other performers
- Swap with other churches talent
- Look for talent in your church
5) Notice and Follow Up on Visitors who come on the holidays
- Personal visits to the homes with a gift
- Creative packet in the mail
- Phone call, leave a message
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MUSIC ON THE SHOW:
- "Manger Zone" - Christmas Vol. 1
- "Three Wise Men" - Christmas Vol. 2
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