When is the last time you changed the way you present a Bible story? Are you constantly looking for ways to make the Bible passage come alive? Maybe you need to “power up” your presentation. Here are some easy ways to enhance the story using technology:
Presentation software is far different than it was just a few years ago. You can add moving backgrounds, animation, and dynamic transitions with a single click. Plus, new presentation programs are abundant. I’ve found EasyWorship and Powerpoint helpful, but I know others who’ve used Prezi and ProPresenter. Find one that works best for you. All you have to do is a simple Internet search. Some programs are even free.
You no longer need a TV or bulky computer to add videos or music to your presentation. Invite the kids to gather up close and use your tablet (iPad, Android, or whatever). This allows you to be more personal with the story. Many tablets can also be hooked up to a television or projector, some even wirelessly.
Phones are no longer just for calling and texting. You can read the Bible, play music, show pictures and videos, and even add sound effects to your presentation. Yes, there’s an app for that. Actually, there are hundreds of apps for that. Check out the The Gospel Project for Kids Family App on iTunes. The Gospel Project for Kids combines Bible story videos, music, and presentation slides to help you “power up” your next Bible story presentation. As more and more kids are using smartphones, you can show them how to use it as a tool to grow spiritually.
Dathan Hale serves as a content editor for Lifeway Kids Ministry. Dathan has more than a decade of experience as a children’s pastor and is currently on the Kids Ministry Team at Thompson Station Church, Thompson Station, TN. Dathan and his wife Sarah have two kids.