Ways Your Church Can Use TECHNOLOGY in Children's Miinistry
White Wing Messenger|August 2020
Ways Your Church Can Use TECHNOLOGY in Children's Miinistry
I remember using cutting-edge technology in children’s ministry twenty years ago. Our church had splurged and bought an expensive “Kid’s Church” curriculum. It came with full-color transparencies for an overhead projector to go with each week’s story. It was amazing! And we used video clips, too—I would cue up the VHS tape, remote in hand, ready to start and stop the clip at just the right moment.
RYAN GREEN

Shortly thereafter, the company began using PowerPoints, DVDs were being released, and our children’s ministry began to fall behind. That quickly, technology was passing us by.

Technology is ever-changing, but that doesn’t mean you have to chase every new device and fad. You do, however, want to make sure you are communicating in a way that is engaging and relevant to the families you are ministering to each week. In time, we did adjust, and a couple of years later, I was using PowerPoint on a weekly basis.

Today, there are many presentation options, as well as other areas where you can utilize updated technology— in the office, the home, and the church.

THE OFFICE

Whether the office is a physical office, the dining room table, or corner of your bedroom, it is the place ministry begins. This is where you pray, plan, and prepare. As you plan, begin by typing your outlines for your services each week. Use whatever word processing/note-taking app you are familiar with to create outlines that keep your services flowing and on track. By doing this digitally, you can file them away for quick access later. I have a digital folder filed with outlines from every year I’ve taught since 2006. This gives me the ability to look back and see what songs we sung, verses we memorized or focused on, Bible passages we taught, and so much more, just by scanning through these old outlines. This process can also help you begin to create a scope and sequence for your ministry. If you have the records to look back at where you’ve been, you have a better idea of the steps you need to take to lead your ministry where you want it to go.

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August 2020