If you’ve ever had kids, you know how hard it is to keep them in clothes that fit. No matter how much you buy, it seems like they’re constantly outgrowing everything in their closet. Just when you think you’re prepared for the next season, you realize they don’t have anything they can wear.
Here in the Big Picture Show, we’ve discovered the same thing is true spiritually speaking as well. Even our youngest Nursery kids are in a constant process of growing in their faith. Every day they’re learning how to process the world and figuring out where God and the Bible fit into their understanding of life.
Our challenge in Children’s Ministry is to provide worship and teaching experiences that fit a child’s unique developmental needs. That’s why we’ve created a new environment for our Nursery children called the Design Studio. The Design Studio is more than just a brand. It’s a whole new way of reaching and teaching our smallest Big Picture Show kids.
Over the past few years, we’ve realized that our older children in the Nursery environments were ready for more–more teaching, more worship and more depth of relationship. So this weekend, we’re launching phase one of the Design Studio at our Harrodsburg Road campus, which includes a full large group worship experience for our 24-36 month olds.
In Large Group time, kids will travel down the hall to the Design Studio Theater and experience engaging worship and teaching designed to bring the Bible to life in a way they will never forget. In the Design Studio Theater, kids will get to dance, sing and discover God’s Word in a whole new way.
Afterwards, kids will transition back to their studio rooms where they will get their first taste of Life Groups. In Life Groups, children will get to participate in a small group activity that follows up on the lesson and reinforces the teaching from the Large Group program.
Not only will this provide a more age-appropriate and engaging experience but it will also make for a much easier transition for families moving down to Animation Station next year. Best of all, the new Design Studio will offer kids teaching and worship that will be a better fit for their growing faith.
So, if you have children in the Design Studio, be praying that God will use their worship experience to help them to grow in their love for Jesus and others every day and look for opportunities to keep talking about what they’re learning at home.
If you’d like to partner with us to build relationships with Design Studio kids or lead worship or teaching in this exciting new environment, you can contact Laura
to learn more about the opportunities we have to radically invest in the next generation.