2 Comments

Kidsong Big Messages

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestEmail this to someone

At Kidsong 2013 this year we have a number of ‘Big Message’ Videos that cover the topics we are investigating for the week.

They follow a similar style to our Big Curriculum resources, but on a smaller budget (as in $0, although I bought a bunch of whiteboard markers and some McDonalds at one point).

Firstly our Primary/Elementary ages:

The format is:

  • Intro segment (short and the same for every video)
  • ‘Draw my life’ style (main story/fun overview)
  • Wrap up (summarise the main point of the episode)

This is not meant to be a full exposition on scripture but fulfils three main goals:

  1. Gives the kids a shared media experience (unity)
  2. Sets up the speaker/preacher
  3. Hopefully gets a laugh (when you’re laughing you’re learning)

Secondly our Jr/preschool-ish ages:

The format is very simple and the language/style is perhaps modelled on the ‘tone’ of Playschool (preschool TV show in Australia).

Similar goals, but not as much humour. If you want to get a laugh with this age group you need slapstick!

Comments

  1. Ruben says

    First of all, thank you.
    Thank you for investing in children through childrens ministers by blogging about your experiences on [Kid Inspiration], and sharing your learnings openly.

    Please know how incredible this is. And be encouraged to keep going.

    I hope and pray that even more childrens ministers will be inspired, find solutions to their struggles, will be encouraged not to stop serving, and be inspired to grow their gifts.

    We recognize that these are incredible times to live in, where technology allows childrens ministers around the world to encourage each other. As for ourselves, we use technology to reach out to children globally as well.

    We’re developing the world’s first videogame that takes kids through the Bible from beginning to end. Our hope is to increase the love for God’s Word amongst kids.

    We dream to see fathers and sons going through the Bible together, having fun as they become part of David’s army, spend time in the fish as Jonah, and play level after level, leading up to Jesus’ death and resurrection.

    In order to steward this immense project well, we’re building relationships with childrens ministers like you. You know the kids in your community. We like to ask your input by allowing you to look behind the scenes, have your kids/families play demo game levels before they go public, etc. You may also recommend a few people you think would be of interest.

    Additionally, we can provide you with plenty of interesting “blog-food” (concept art, images, etc) if you feel that this could benefit your subscribers.

    If you’d like more information, shoot me a quick reply to the email address below.

    Ruben
    connect (at) tornadotwins (dot) com

  2. says

    Hello,

    My name is David Hutter and I’m a children’s ministry worker at a church in England.

    For the last few years I have been working on a Christian 3d animated movie called “Strawinsky and the mysterious house” in my spare time.

    The story is inspired by the works, writing and style of C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia), animated classic Walt Disney musicals and the parables told by Jesus Christ. You can read more about the film and its message at http://strawinsky.net.

    I was wondering if you would be interested to write a short review of the animation? I’d be very happy to send you a link to the full version of the movie.

    God bless,
    David Hutter

    Hope Animation
    http://www.hopeanimation.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>