“Regarding our first online training we just completed, I must say I was very nervous and not confident at all after seeing over 40 people online waiting to hear from me. I asked the Holy Spirit for confidence and now I would like to have such online training over and over again especially after getting so much feedback from people trained. I am currently helping my small cell group fellowship on zoom weekly.” -Gabriel from Uganda
As we continue to navigate our new normal, many churches and Christian organizations are embracing the use of digital tools to make sure the work of sharing the gospel does not stop. Many parents are looking for channels where their children can be ministered to and discipled while at home.
This month our focus is on how to utilize Zoom, a digital communications platform that enables us to have virtual meetings and training. ZOOM is a cloud-based video conferencing service you can use to virtually meet with others — either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chats through the computer, laptop or mobile phone- and allows you to record those sessions to view and share later. Zoom provides a platform that children’s ministry practitioners can use to conduct training, teach, and share the gospel of our Lord Jesus with people in the comfort of their homes. All you need is access to the internet, a phone or a computer, an email address and you’re ready to go!
Advanced Zoom features such as polls and breakout rooms allow you to:
- Create more meaningful virtual experiences
- Increase participant engagement
- Brainstorm on ideas in smaller teams and sub-groups
- Exchange ideas with all participants
- Make decisions critical to your children’s ministry through feedback from participants
Do you have a children’s ministry training or conference coming up? Want tips on how to use Zoom for children’s ministry with excellence and effectiveness? Check out this training resource with videos and step-by-step instructions on how to utilize Zoom. This platform provides a great opportunity to equip children’s ministry practitioners with the skills necessary to maximize this virtual communication tool.
As we adapt our ministry work with children, we believe that we can remain effective by taking advantage of the technological tools presently available to us. We still believe in the opportunities for innovation and growth in ministry in a time of disruption to reach, rescue, root, and release this emerging generation into the dream of God for their lives.
Check out the Zoom training here.