The revised format of Kidville has had a trial run of a couple of weeks. After lots of planning and rearranging, we have gotten underway on the rotation style of children’s ministry. Last Spring when I began considering this way of doing kids’ ministry, I thought we were inventing something new that was a hybrid of traditional Sunday School and VBS. Just last week I found online a book called “Rotation Style Sunday School” and found out that this is the newest trend in children’s ministry. Too bad we didn’t’ write the book!
The format moves kids each week from one specialty site to another where there is staff to teach in a variety of ways. From a traditional story time to big motor activities, crafts, songs, and skits, each child will have the opportunity to participate in the way he or she learns best. For me, one of the most gratifying parts of this change has been the new people who have volunteered to staff it. None of us knew on day one exactly what to expect and this staff has jumped on board to minister to kids in creative and effective ways.
I think as you observe what is going on, hear from the kids themselves, and take a turn at helping out, you will see the value of Kidville On The Move. Kids truly are important to us at East Hills and we know that our commitment will pay off.