Transitions can be challenging including when our fifth graders move out of children’s ministry into student ministry. We can plan and encourage our kids through this time, but there is something that I was reminded of recently.
This isn’t the end of our influence with these kids.
Yes it is the end of our time with them in children’s ministry. We won’t be having that time of connection with them, but we will still have opportunities to speak into their lives. This might take some thinking outside of the box and definitely will take extra effort, but I believe they are totally worth it.
Here are some ways that you can connect with kids once they have moved on from children’s ministry.
Use the phone – make calls and text them
Use the computer – Facebook and email them
Use face time – visit them in student ministry or at school
These really are just a few ways to connect with kids outside of children’s ministry. You may already be doing some of these. You need to remember that your opportunity to connect and engage them doesn’t end with graduation from children’s ministry.
There is no end to your influence.