Have you ever walked into a kids ministry space and wished you were still a kid? Your space will be one of the first impression that guests have of your church so make it look great! Whether you are repurposing an old space or touching up an existing one, there are a few things you can do to make the area inviting for your kids, parents, and volunteers.
Add Some Color
The first and easiest way to recreate a space is by adding a fresh coat of paint. This will renew the space and give the whole area a clean look. When choosing colors for a kids area, it can be tempting to find the brightest and boldest colors out there and splash them everywhere. Remember that while your children’s area is a place for the kids to have fun, it is also a place for learning. Using a neutral color like an eggshell or gray will give your entire ministry space cohesion. Using a color palette like the one below on accent walls in different rooms can create a fun and inviting area for your ministry and give it the fun you are looking for.
Part of creating a welcoming environment for your ministry area is to be sure that guests and parents can always find their way through the space. Some of the best ministry spaces I have experienced were created through clear signs and directions. Simply updating the signs around your building can give the entire area a new look and become more welcoming to guests.
Engage with the Kids in Worship
In your main children’s worship area, having a system that enables you to run sound and video can be a great asset! Putting your logo on the screen and playing music as kids walk in will enhance the experience and get the kids excited for the time ahead. During worship, having the words on the screen or using curriculum such as The Gospel Project Worship Hour will help engage the kids in worship. When teaching the kids, it is great to have visuals that reinforce your lessons to connect the worship to the gospel and help instill the lessons into the kids.
By Isaac Kierstead