I wanted to write a kids ministry post it has been a little while. Lots going on in the world of sports and politics.
A little while back we had quite the debate going about the evils and virtues of bible bucks. I wrote my position where I stood at the time as I was contemplating what to do about our incentive program. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, I met with our Assistant Pastor to talk about our bible bucks program that we will be launching very soon. We decided after that meeting to be a bit more aggressive with our program, bigger prizes, more points for things.
I was excited but wasn’t sure what to do. I have done, money, tokens, stamp books everything there is I have done it.
All of those things have the same major drawbacks:
1. Bucks are lost – kids lose points
2. Bucks are stolen – this is an unfortunate reality the more we can remove temptation the better
3. Bucks are forged – kids are smart, have come a cross plenty of forged Bible bucks in my day.
If you are looking for a progressive alternative to Bible Bucks here it is.
What is it? – It is a web based (hooray for mac fans) costumer loyalty system.
How can I use it in our kids church? – Very simply pay a low fee based on the amount of kids you have and you can add and subtract points manually. If you want to speed the process you can assign a card with a barcode to each kid.
What if they lose their card? – you can reassign a new one the points are never lost.
What if it is stolen? – The name on the computer screen has to match the badge of the kid using the card.
It is a fantastic system and an answer to prayer. Our kids are going to love having their own cards to use at our store.
If you are using Bible Bucks it is time for an upgrade for more info on stickystreet click here. Tell Anthony I sent ya!
(Below are the two designs I have come up with for our cards let me know what you think.)