Jun 17, 2014

The Worst Children's Ministry "Rule" Ever!

I believe this is the worst children's ministry rule ever.

"DO NOT TALK!"

Why?

Because kids learn best by talking and interacting.

Because kids are not wired to sit still and listen. (adults either)

Because kids are really not listening when they're not talking.  They're daydreaming.

Because Jesus asked a lot of questions when He taught and got people talking.

Because you only remember 20% of what you hear.

Because it keeps kids from deeper learning.

Because it doesn't allow kids to express themselves.

Because it turns the focus on the teacher when it should be on the child.

If kids in your ministry are constantly being told, "shhhh" or "sit still and be quiet" or "zip it" or "do not talk" then consider making some changes.

3 comments:

There is a time for everything. Talking is good but sometimes the children do need to listen, otherwise they cannot be told info etc

What Hannah said! Listening is a much more important skill than talking - and one which is much more under-utilised. People who haven't listened usually don't have much worth saying. So if you want a more positive way rule, instead of "No talking" why not "Activate your listening".

The worst rule is "be good and you'll get a treat"

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