Think crafts as part of preservice are too babyish for preteens? Think they’re too messy? That crafts only appeal to the girls? That they take to long? We invite you to think again.
Preservice crafts are "killin' it" in preteen ministries across the nation. Today on the podcast Sean and Jaime share tips and tricks of having crafts that raise the value of your preservice time, too.
Having diverse, engaging preservice activities can make the time leading up to service enjoyable for all students. A craft station can be fun for both girls and boys. Because many preteens like to express themselves creatively, a craft station can be just the thing to engage them from the moment they arrive at your ministry. A craft that is centered around the theme of the lesson can impact how a student connects to the lesson. They have a reminder, that they made themselves, of the day’s theme. A craft can be one of the best take-home pieces that you give a student.
We’d love to hear what you are doing for preservice crafts. What have been your most engaging crafts for preteens? Share your ideas in the comment section below or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you get together with your volunteer team just to connect and hang-out? If every meeting with your volunteers is training and vision casting, what are you communicating to your volunteers about their value as an individual, and the value of relationships within your ministry?
Today on the podcast Sean shares two ideas for relationship-building volunteer meetings that you could plan for your leaders this year.
We’d love to hear what you are doing for your volunteer team. What ideas do you have for a relationship-building volunteer meeting? Share your ideas by e-mailing email@example.com.
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