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MinisterJoel
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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 11:27am | IP Logged Quote MinisterJoel

What do you do with a mass of kids, limited space, varying ages and few volunteers during transition times. At our church I basically program for five periods.

1.) First hour worship service - kids church meets in youth worship center (minimal volunteers) 40 students
2.) Transition - Drop off/pickup teachers arrive - 30 minutes in a large multipurpose hallway. (very minimal volunteers) 50-70 students
3.) Sunday School/Bible Classes - meet in classrooms with sufficient volunteers 80-100 students
4.) Teachers bring children back to transition hallway - drop off/pick up - 30 minutes (very minimal volunteers) 70-90 students
5.) Third hour worship service - kids church meets in youth worship center (minimal volunteers) 50-110 students

My solutions were during #2 we watched Friends and Heroes videos. We just finished all three series. Highly recommend!

During #4 we paid the extra for Orange's 252 Feature Presentation. Good tool however last months presentation targets more pre-teens and is not as broad. Plus it no longer lines ups with our curriculum.

I have made my own videos, searched youtube, obtained permission from Devin Super Tramp to show his action videos (just music and action, however he is Mormon. Unlike typical action sport videos you don't have to worry about cussing or bikinis) and permission from Dude Perfect (Christians)

I am new at this church thus rebuilding a volunteer base is slow. If you have a similiar challenge, how have you meet the need?
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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 1:19pm | IP Logged Quote MinisterJoel

Other videos I have found useful on youtube.com: Lifetree Kids, LifeChurch.tv, PursueGOD kids...
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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 2:58pm | IP Logged Quote franktan14123

Other than the hallway, is it possible to find a location/room to dedicate for transition activities?

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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 3:03pm | IP Logged Quote MinisterJoel

I utilized Feature Presentation during period #4 - transition time
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Posted: 23 August 2017 at 4:53pm | IP Logged Quote MinisterJoel

At this point no, there are not single rooms large enough.
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