Two common mistakes in preteen ministry:
#1. failing to recognize that preteens have limited experience and vocabulary and teaching with words and examples that are “above their heads”.
#2. Dumbing down the curriculum, and underestimating the heights to which a preteen’s mind can reach.
In both cases, you’ll end up with preteens who are disinterested or bored.
The solution: aim high in what you want your preteens to learn, but give them plenty of support in the areas of experience and vocabulary. Today on the podcast, Sean discusses both and gives examples that he’s used in his preteen ministry.
Have a question about preteen ministry or a unique preteen ministry idea that we can feature on our podcast? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for a great community of preteen leaders that you can plug into? Join us at http://fourfivesix.org/.