What is more important being Original or being Effective.
I think for some reason we feel that to embrace any of Disney, Nickelodeon etc.. means embracing it all. One thing I think is significant is that Disney and Nickelodeon spend millions to learn how kids learn.
I don’t look at Disney and Nickelodeon as competition I look at them as my research and development department. The problem we have is by using the same powerful methods they use we feel that we are corrupting the message of the gospel.
What we need to ask ourselves is how do they package their message use some of those methods and replace their message with our message.
The place many of us get stuck on is the external stuff we can’t match Disney’s budget. But we can learn from Disney how they do things.
The bottom line is how we do children’s ministry must be willing to change. What must never change is the truth we communicate. How changes. What never changes.
I want to do children’s ministry in a way that is powerful, relevant and challenges kids to love God and love others.