Whenever possible, include the church’s past traditions in your children’s ministry. Showing that you value the church’s legacy builds trust with church leadership and fellow church members. This trust is essential, because the involvement of church leadership and fellow church members is essential to a successful ministry.
Do you use every old tradition? No. There has to be a balance. Some things of the past really are irrelevant to the world today. But keep an open mind. At one point in our church’s history, they had a children’s bell choir. I reluctantly agreed to give it a shot with our kids. I was having a hard time envisioning my 4th grade boys putting down their Game Boys, let alone picking up a bell. But the concept was so foreign to them, that it intrigued rather than bored. They loved it!