Great New Tool to Help Kids Transition from Elementary to Middle School Ministry
April 4, 2018
One of the most critical times in a child's and family's life is the transition from elementary school to middle school ministry. This can be a very nervous and challenging time for them.
You can lose kids and families if you are not intentional about helping them make this transition smoothly. It is critical that you have a clear strategy for this.
The transition from elementary to middle school ministry provides an incredible opportunity to partner with parents and impact families. When parents have a child making this transition, they are very open to your insight and help. It is one of the few times when they will throw open their heart and invite you to speak into their lives.
Through years of helping kids and parents make this transition, I have created a tool that churches can use to help families during this time. I have seen God use it to impact hundreds of kids and parents.
Here's more about it. It's called the Elementary Graduation Celebration.
This resource was created to help you encourage and equip kids and families as they prepare for the move into middle school ministry. It creates a solid bridge between children's ministry and middle school ministry.
It also helps you create a powerful, life-changing, shared experience for kids and their parents. Guaranteed to impact them. Here is a picture of a family experiencing the event together. Be prepared to see lots of tears (of joy) as you guide parents through blessing and praying over their children as part of the event.
The resource includes...
Planning tools and ideas to create a memorable graduation celebration for the kids and parents in your ministry.
Teaching out line that is used in the celebration to prepare students and their parents for the middle school years. Includes topics like communication, making wise choices, spiritual growth, choosing friends, self-esteem and more.
Includes a key parenting strategy for the middle school years that you can put in the hands of parents.
Ready-to-go graphics and media files to drop into PowerPoint, Media Shout, Pro Presenter, Keynote, etc.
Tools to invite families to attend.
Editable format so you can customize for your ministry as needed.
Templates for graduation certificates, parental blessing and more.
Can also be used separately as a parenting seminar for middle school parents.