Nov 23, 2010

Great Ideas From Great Churches (Pt. 5)

Recently, I took some of our Early Childhood staff to visit three churches in the Dallas area. I enjoy going to conferences for ideas and inspiration, but I also get just as much out of visiting churches that are getting the job done and making an impact in their community. We picked up some great ideas from these three great churches. Today's post is about the third church we visited.

Fellowship Church in Dallas has one of the most amazing children's ministries on the planet. They are the creators of Elevate curriculum. My friend Mike Johnson and his team have raised the bar high when it comes to excellence in children's ministry.

We got so many ideas that I won't be able to fit them in one blog post. So I'm going to post one or two, maybe three ideas on weekdays until I get them all covered.  Here's idea #5.

How many times have you said "I wish parents understood what happens in my child's classroom during the service?"  How many parents just think their kiddos are just in "babysitting" during service?

Fellowship Church has created an innovative way to communicate with parents what happens between drop off and pick up. They have created these signs that explain each part of the lesson. They also have a video above every sign that shows it in action. How do you communicate this important message to families?










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