I’ve been thinking over the last couple of days about one of our biggest struggles production-wise in our Middle School ministry. One of the most defining attributes of our ministry, apart from being clearly focused on connecting students in small groups, is the fact that we have one meeting time and that meeting time is on Sunday morning during our first two main worship services.
The discussion can and will go on forever whether this is the optimal time for middle school students to have a worship experience. Due to many circumstances, North Point Community Church will probably continue to offer only the Sunday morning worship opportunity for Middle School Students. I believe it is effective but I’m always looking to improve whatever I’m involved in. One thing that can’t be argued is that in order to have a “successful” program that attracts visitors, offers something for regular attendees and engages both student and volunteer you must have an element of momentum or energy.
As a retreat and event-producing ministry, we do this well. However, as for our regular Sunday morning environment I feel like we are always struggling for momentum. Some believe it’s because of the Sunday morning/sleepy kid syndrome. Others think it has to do with the choice of music. While still others blame the aesthetics of the room itself. I’d love to hear some ideas on creating momentum for morning worship experience for students. So let the discussion begin.
This will be a bit depressing if no one comments back. Oh well, can’t blame a guy for trying.