Nov 1, 2017

Inside Look at a Great Children's Ministry in Dallas Area (Part 1)

One of the best ways to get fresh ideas for your children's ministry is to visit other churches.

Last week, I was in the Dallas area doing training and consulting for two great churches.

I thought you'd benefit from getting an inside look at these ministries.  So, we'll take you behind the scenes for the next couple of days.

Ready?  Let's go.

The first church is Fielder Church in Arlington.  The children's pastor there is Larry Dan Melton.  He has been leading there for over 17 years.  They have a great ministry that reaches hundreds of kids and parents.  I visited their two campuses on Sunday morning, did a volunteer training with them on Sunday evening and met with their staff on Monday.  I was especially impressed with their pre-teen area.  They have the best pre-teen space I have seen anywhere.  Below are some pictures of their ministry with descriptions.

Another thing I love about their children's ministry is their strategy to serve in local public schools.  Throughout the school year, they do school assemblies where they teach character traits to the students.  Many times they are able to use this to invite the students to church.  They recently had 21 first-time guests that came to the church in one weekend as a result of a school assembly.

The church is growing and they are preparing to launch several more campuses in the Dallas metro area.  They have a great team of volunteers who are passionate about reaching their community.  If you are ever in the area, stop by and check out their ministry. 

Tomorrow we'll post about another great children's ministry in the Dallas area.  Stay tuned.

Larry Dan Melton - Children's Pastor

Grand Prairie Campus - meets in shopping center

Lobby of Grand Prairie campus

Children's Ministry area at Grand Prairie

Children's Ministry hallway at Grand Prairie

Arlington campus

Pic in hallway - look closer - made from individual pics of kids

Indoor playground

Elementary game room

Elementary service with large group / small group format

Elementary hallway

Pre-teen hallway

Pre-teen hallway

Pre-teen lobby area

Pre-teen lobby area

Pre-teen entrance

Pre-teen small group area

Pre-teen small group area

Pre-teen check-in area

Pre-teen game room

Pre-teen game room

Pre-teen area
Pre-teen service with large group / small group format

Volunteer area

Volunteer name tags

Volunteer area

Volunteer area - core values displayed

Elementary hallway
Elevators to elementary area

Adult worship center