We did Awana for 25 years at FBC White Hall. It was consistent, it was good, but it just wasn't doing what we needed it to do anymore. I talked with other churches to see what they were doing while continuing Awana and we were all running into the same issue.
So this summer, my kids committee team and I made the change to a new Wednesday Night curriculum. I haven't shared much the last three weeks because its been crazy in my personal life with grief of losing a family member, moving all our Wednesday night things to our main building from the activities building, people I know getting COVID, and trying to get the new DIG IN program off the ground. Children's Ministry is so tough, especially in the midst of change but I want to share with you some of the lessons I have learned thus far (in three weeks):
1) Change can be hard but way worth it: retraining, changing so much, redoing schedules, and everything in between. Change is hard but good. I am seeing so many kids come and even new kids who are hearing from their friends about our program and loving it. Its been hard but so good to see our program reaching more into our community has been amazing.
2) Growing pains are real: We moved up to the main building and now its been rough because we are already over growing our kids ministry space for our K-5th graders. Its an awesome problem to have! I can't wait to see what God is going to do in our new ministry.
3) The Lord did not call me to be a worship leader/ I have no moves: Thankfully Group has people on our TV screen doing moves and singing because I cannot carry a tune in a bucket.
4) God is so good in the midst of everything: looking around a room full of kids is overwhelming sometimes but God has empowered us to do what we are doing at FBC Kids. We are still learning what everything looks like but I can't wait to see what the future holds out of obedience to Him.