How do you explain social distancing to children?
Are our youngsters ready to see everyone wearing a mask at church?
These may be some of the challenges you’re discussing, and you may find you are not quite ready to bring the children’s ministry and activities back to your facility. You’re not alone.
Many churches are rethinking this area of ministry as they review their state and community’s recommendations regarding safely resuming kid’s activities while continuing to flatten the curve of coronavirus. This has prompted some creative approaches to safely discipling children and youth. The following ideas may help you as you plan to engage kids and their families during this time of COVID-19.
Choosing to delay in-person gathering for kids’ ministry doesn’t mean you must put your children’s outreach activities on hold. There are many ways to engage both children and families with the gospel message. During this time, some churches are continuing to use online resources for their children’s activities even though the adults are beginning to meet in person. Consider the following alternatives to keep your kids engaged:
Remember to research the online platforms you'll be using for children’s ministry. If you are doing anything live, you will want to ask about using passwords, private invitations or links, and privacy/security issues in order to protect your youth, and you will need parent permission.
Even though your kids ministry may not be ready to meet in person yet, you’ll want to be ready to move forward. The following questions can help you develop a plan for your children’s ministry resuming on-site later:
Summer is VBS season. However, this year may look much different than previous years. As your ministry considers its approach to VBS, the following ideas can help you plan:
For more information and ideas about VBS, LifeWay offers 4 VBS strategies for this summer at www.Lifeway.com/4ways.
Posted May 26, 2020
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