You have three options for online teaching. For most of us, it will be Sunday morning. Or, you can pick a new time, or you can go with anytime. Let’s take a closer look at each option as you think about your “why” and “how” behind your online ministry. If you missed that post, you can check it out here.
Option 1: Traditional
The traditional time slot of Sunday morning has a lot of wins to it. Your families are probably used to that time. If you are only providing online worship, this could be a good, familiar time for your families to block out. It’s easy to build a kids experience that is either before or after the worship gathering that is online. However, there are reasons why you may want to consider a different time—which leads us to the next option.
Option 2: Pick a new time
Maybe the traditional time is harder for your families to meet online. Maybe you know there’s a time midweek that would be a bigger encouragement to your kids and families. Maybe there’s an easier time for them to gather. Think outside the box! Online teaching frees you up to be unconventional in your ministry approach. For example, if a Tuesday afternoon at 3 p.m. works best for you and your families, go after that time instead of the Sunday mornings.
Option 3: Anytime
The third option is anytime. This loosens things up even more. The win is not to gather all at the same time to watch a pre-recorded video, but to post the video and encourage families to find a time that works best for them in their context during the week and watch it anytime. The anytime option gives your families total flexibility, but you’ll want to coach them to guard some time during the week, whatever it may be, for their online experience.
Choose the time that’s going to work best for your families and be most strategic for your ministry.