This is NOT a podcast about American idol. It’s NOT even a podcast about the “Worst Singer Contest”. It’s a podcast about creating a safe place for preteens to be silly. Because, for whatever reason, they are good at being silly. And they are looking for a safe place to be silly.
When preteens know that their ministry space is a safe place to be silly, then they know that they have found a safe place to share their thoughts and feelings, a safe place to ask tough questions, and a safe place to worship. Help your preteens to know that church is a safe place to be vulnerable – silliness is a good starting point.
Listen to hear how Sean used a singing contest as a way of helping preteens feel comfortable and safe in Elevate (the preteen ministry he leads). And while you might not replicate the details, the concept is something to think about.
How do you help preteens to know they are safe to be silly?
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