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Lesson #2: Be Rich in Content

20 Nov

I found it tempting, especially during the early years of establishing a new ministry, to spend energy on the activities and leave the teaching content to be an afterthought.

While planning my first vacation Bible school, I operated under the following assumption: kids won’t understand or remember anything we teach them, so just focus on making everything as fun as possible so they’ll come on a Sunday, and we can teach them then.

What I didn’t realize was how much Sunday was going to feel like a “bait and switch” if I didn’t establish the value of content early. Furthermore, I was underestimating how much kids understand and value learning new things, and giving up an opportunity to teach when they were ready to learn.

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Posted by on November 20, 2008 in Children's Ministry, Philosophy

 

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