Do you want to be a better communicator? Do you want to help your volunteers be more captivating when they share in kid’s church?
Communication is an art and must be developed. These 10 tips will help you and your team better connect with your kids in your kids church.
Jesus was a master storyteller. We should follow his example. Kids love stories. Kids love to hear about times we made mistakes. Just make sure to bring it back to God’s truth.
Don’t speak in a monotone voice. Use inflection and change the pitch. Speak faster and slower. Get louder and softer. Whisper and shout. Don’t forget to smile. When you smile it changes your tone and helps you connect better with the kids.
There are a lot of great tools to help us teach the Bible to kids. Make sure when you’re talking about the Bible you have a Bible in your hand. Make sure the kids know that what you are sharing is from the Bible.
Take some time and internalize what you want to say. Make as much eye contact as possible. Notice I didn’t say memorize what you want to say. Feel confident enough in the material to talk about it. The kids don’t know what is written on the notes. Study and then share, the rest is up to God.
You can’t teach something you don’t know and are not practicing in your life. Kids see right through that. When you prepare to teach kids, evaluate how the truth is lived out in your life and look for ways to apply it. You might even be able to share some stories from your effort to apply the spiritual truth.
Also known as the presenter’s tone. Don’t talk down to kids.
Get out of your comfort zone. A great rule, if you’re comfortable you’re probably not energetic enough. If you’re not energetic the kids won’t be either. Raise the level of your energy.
We have so many tools at our disposal. Look for music and videos to help illustrate the theme. Always ask, what could I do to make this lesson better?
Know what’s going on in child culture and look for opportunities to weave it into your talks. Watch what kids are watching, know what kids are into. Choose to stay relevant and up to date.
Target the older boy in your group. The rest will come along. If you capture the older boy he will set the example for the others to follow. If your target audience is younger the older boy will spoil it for the rest of the group.
Do you want to be a better communicator? Good communication takes effort and practice. Coach your team and share these ideas with them.
As a team, ask what can we do to get better? Come up with your own list of tips for great communication in kids church. When the communicator gets better everything gets better.
What would you add to this list? Leave a comment below.
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