When I was visiting The Grove Community Church in Riverside, California, I saw a system that they used to help motivate kids to listen & participate. They used ping pong balls to give to the kids when they brought their Bible, or a friend, etc. At the end of the service, the kids could put the ping pong balls that they earned into their display box. The group who filled their box first was rewarded with a pizza party. I liked that the reward system was visual for the kids, and they worked together to achieve a goal.
I am a Kids Pastor and I have been doing kids ministry for over 20 years. I have learned things that many people have taught me about kids ministry, and I hope that by sharing this info with you, it will help you with the kids in your kids ministry.
I am the Kids Pastor at Creekside Church in Waterloo, Ontario. 450 kids show up for church every Sunday, and I oversee a team of 300 volunteers.
Most importantly, I want as many kids as possible to come to know Jesus. That takes leadership. People who are willing to do what it takes to lead volunteers, and lead kids. Lead them to Jesus and help them become fully devoted followers of Jesus.