Dec 20, 2017

Is It Time for a Children's Ministry Remake in Your Church?

Have you noticed all the remakes that have been happening?

Movies remakes?
War of the Worlds
The Parent Trap
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
King Kong
True Grit
Beauty and the Beast
Annie
Ben Hur
...and the list goes on

Television show remakes?
Hawaii Five-O
Fuller House
The Twilight Zone
Battlestar Galactica
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
...and the list goes on

Toy remakes?
My Little Pony
Connect Four
Transformers
Flutterbye
Furby
...and the list goes on

Car remakes?
Camaro
Mustang
Corvette
Challenger
Thunderbird
...and the list goes on
The goal of a remake is to take something that was good in the past and make it great now by tweaking, updating and changing it. 
Think about this with me.  When was the last time your children's ministry was remade?  When was the last time you took a hard look at what you are doing?  When was the last time you questioned everything?  When was the last time you identified things that are past their ministry expiration date?

Is it time for a children's ministry remake? 
  • Do your facilities need a remake?  
  • Does your curriculum need a remake?
  • Does your vision need a remake?
  • Does your strategy need a remake?
  • Do your programs need a remake?
  • Do your teaching methods need a remake?
  • Does your guest follow-up need a remake?
  • Does your check-in process need a remake?
  • Does your safety and security need a remake?
As you prepare to enter a new year of ministry, I want to challenge you to think through these areas.  What worked last year may not work this year, unless it is remade.  What was effective last year may not be effective this year, unless it is remade.

Don't let tradition hinder you from remaking your children's ministry.

Don't let past successes hinder you from remaking your children's ministry.

Don't let fear of failure hinder you from remaking your children's ministry.

Don't let a few vocal families stop you from remaking your children's ministry.

Don't let pride stop you from remaking your children's ministry.

Don't let contentment stop you from remaking your children's ministry.

This is not 1977 or 1989 or even 2001.  This is a new day.  There are new challenges.  The culture you serve in has changed.  The dynamic of families has changed.  The ground you are planting seeds in has changed.  The pace of life has changed.  How we communicate has changed.

Make sure your ministry is remade to meet the needs of today's kids, families and volunteers.

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