Making Moments Happen

Everyone remembers “the catch”—who remembers what they said about the catch? Yet, “the catch” says it all!

It’s super easy to get caught up in the busyness of children’s ministry. As children’s pastors we are thinking about what needs to be taught and not always on top of making the moment happen. What do I mean by this? I’m talking about information versus experience. When I walk onto the Disneyland Resort grounds it’s not the informative hosts that take my breath away—it’s the experience—what’s not said. My last “take my breath away” experience had nothing to do with talking, instead it had everything to do walking (long story for another blog).

What are you doing to create a moment in children’s ministry? I was impacted the most at Blue Man Group (a Las Vegas show). The performers do not say a single word, yet you hardly blink because you don’t want to miss a moment of the 90 minute performance. The best part is that you leave wanting more. Take a closer look at those lessons. What can you add or tweak to make a moment happen? Who’s the best teacher? What’s your teaching environment like? Most life-changing church moments happen with little talk.

What are some things you’re doing to make a moment?


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