Epic Children's Ministry Fails...You Gotta' See This

Have you ever had an epic children's ministry fail?  Check this guy out.  He is trying to do a trick on a live children's television show.  Watch what happens.

I've never caught myself on fire, but I have had my share of epic fails.  Here's a few things I've learned over the years from my fails.

Walk through new games before you use them in a service.  I learned this the hard way.  I would invent a cool new game that I thought the kids would love.  But I didn't try it out ahead of time to make sure it was doable.  And when it didn't work at all...I was left standing there embarrassed. 

Preview any pictures or video clips you are going to use.  Always preview your audio, pictures and video.  We once pulled a video clip from a movie to use in a lesson, but didn't take time to preview the entire clip.  Sure enough...right in the middle of the clip...profanity ushered across the sound-system on a Sunday morning.   Thankfully that one didn't cost me my job, but it could have.

Test any new object lessons before you use them in a service.  This is especially true with any object lessons that involve chemical reactions or experiments.  There have been several times where I didn't test the object lesson out ahead of time and was left standing on stage looking stupid.

Would love to hear about some of your epic children's ministry fails.  Share in the comment section below so I will know I'm not the only one out there who's had some.