Couple reasons for this post today. Number one, I feel like the way that we communicate in the church is changing and this specific topic is especially important in #kidmin. Number dos, I wanted to promote this guy’s stuff, it’s absolutely incredible.
Especially this piece.
Sorry for the digital drool I left all over the place, anyway…. Where was I? O yeah the handout 🙂
Let’s talk framework first. In Children’s Ministry we have 3 basic audiences: Parents, Volunteers, and Kids. Pretty simple unless you wanna get super sophisticated and talk about non-involved parties and your pitch to them but we’ll stray from that for the time being.
Generally the handout pieces in #kidmin is for Parents and Volunteers.
But two things are happening in culture. Primary communication is becoming more and more digital and we are still in a bad economy.
So digital pieces are cheaper and you don’t have the waste of paper and old information laying around :p the problem. The apparent communication problem:
Will people go online?
What if people don’t go to the website?
Not as effective as print, not as easy as print, not as purposeful as print. (all myths I think, but hurdles nonetheless)
The church is very raw in communicating online but especially in Children’s Ministry. So is it time for the handout to die? Or am I just too progressive?