Nov 10, 2010

Etch-A-Sketch Children's Ministry

The Etch-a-Sketch was invented by Arthur Granjean in 1959 and has been a toy icon in American culture ever since. I had one as a child...you probably did too. The beauty of the Etch-a-Sketch is the fact that you can create a picture, quickly change it, and start over with just a few shake ups.

Children's Ministries that are effective over the long haul have a lot in common with the Etch-a-Sketch.
  • They express creativity.
  • They are not content with past creativity.
  • Each picture is evaluated and then scrapped once it past it's day. 
  • They are willing to shake things up and try something new.
  • The content inside stays the same, but is quite often expressed with a fresh, new look.
  • They are able to navigate skillfully through quick changes. 
  • They are a tool that is used to paint the beautiful picture that God is creating in children and families' lives.
Posted by Dale Hudson

1 comments:

Exactly my sentiments. God is dealing with me about shaking things up. We have a good foundation and same goal, but need different strategies to prevent staleness.
Love the analogy of the Etch A Sketch
Cathy-Children's Ministry Director

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