Crossroads church in Cincinnati, does a great job of communicating to parents what the lesson was about in the kids program.  At the door of each room they have door signs that they change each week.  They list 2 questions that parents can ask their child to start a discussion about that day’s lesson.  I loved that it was simple, visual, and user friendly!

These door signs can be made by most sign companies.  We had a local sign shop make some for our church when we renovated our kids area. They just need to have space that will fit a regular 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

Another thing they do is post the lesson plans online.  Parents can see what the lesson was about, what the small group questions were, what they did for connection time etc.  It helps give parents a place to start to chat about the lesson when they get home.

To take it a step further, they post the videos online that they use in their lessons.  That way, the families can watch them together at home.

What can you do to help families continue the lesson discussion at home?


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