New kids area @ my church – part 1

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I have been on a journey since I started working at my church 2.5 years ago.  We have be in a building project and part of that project has included a new kids area.  It’s been exciting to dream, research & design a new kids space.  It has taken many meetings & emails to cover a zillion details.  The most difficult part of this journey has been the last few months as the kids rooms have started to take shape.  Sorting, packing & moving an entire kids ministry is a huge job.  Transition of any kind is not usually easy for people, so helping hundreds of families make this transition has also been a process.  Volunteers have worked countless hours far above and beyond what they signed up for so that the BIG MOVE could get done.

However, in the last few months, despite the chaos, and change, there has been very little complaining.  There is excitement in the air, and people are filled with anticipation to see the new space open.  People have stepped up to do work that needs to be done, and done so with a willing heart & attitude.

All of this work is for a building, but it’s just a building.  Without the amazing team of volunteers to connect with the kids and the families, it is still just a building.  It is a tool that will help us tell kids about God & grow closer to Jesus.  We will use this tool to the very best of our ability, but the real ministry takes place as volunteers connect with kids and their families.  We are looking forward to what God has planned in the new building.  We are looking forward to the life change that will take place there.

Here are a few pics of our new space.  In the next post, I will walk through some of the details that we intentionally included in our design.

 

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