Are Your Teaching Series Too Long?

This past weekend a mother stopped me in the children's ministry hallway. 

She said, "I wanted to let you know that my son loves coming to church.  He told me this week that he gets excited each month when you announce a new teaching series.  He loves the fact that there is a new teaching series each month."  

Once again, this confirmed to me that teaching series in children's ministry should be a month.  

I have found that after 4-5 weeks kids start getting "bored" with the same teaching theme.  

I have seen curriculum series that lasts 8 to 12 weeks.  Wow!  That's a long time for kids who are used to constant change in what they are viewing and experiencing.  I would encourage you to monitor this with the kids in your ministry and see if they are still engaged after a month.  If you look, I believe you will see them starting to check out after week 4.  

If you are looking for curriculum that has series that lasts a month, you should check-out Connect12. All of the series fit into a 4 week window and has review days when it's a month with 5 weeks.

You can get more information at this link

What are your thoughts on this?  How long do your series last?  What works best for you?  Share your input in the comment section below.