Is fun an unconventional concept to associate with church? Not anymore.
Churches these days are fun to attract more people. But by no means does it make a mockery of the Bible or the church’s purpose.
Doesn’t fun make you pay attention better? How many times have you forgotten the sermon a couple of hours after the service? If fun elements can help us take in more of God’s Word, I say that’s a good thing.
It even helps you help others when you can share the message in detail during the week. Isn’t that what church should be about?
What are these fun elements we should all give a try?
Spirit Filled Songs
Times have changed. Upbeat music is everywhere and it can be used in churches too. What about using instruments more?
Firstly it makes songs more enticing to sing along too. My kids love music and are excited to sing. But at our previous church, there was one opera singer led by a heavy organ. It was embarrassing to keep waking my kids up because the one person choir made them fall asleep.
While this approach works for some people, I wanted to help my kids love church too.
These days my kids are rushing me out the house so they don’t miss any songs.
While my kids take joy in the songs, I love the sermon. How the pastor delivers it makes such a huge difference.
How likely are you to pay attention to someone who speaks in a slow and monotonous voice? And why speak in riddles while the congregation is looking for truth?
Our church’s pastor is an excellent orator and uses interesting metaphors. And boy are his statements challenging! It makes us think. And when he delivers that final message that ties everything together we all go “Ah!” It’s quite funny seeing all of us nod our heads in agreement.
It’s heartwarming to see a church inspire the community to fight a great cause together. And fundraisers are great ways to attract the younger generation.
I love these events because it’s a great opportunity to meet new people. Then I can invite them to services so more people can enjoy our church community.
Perhaps you feel these projects are too much effort. But you’ll be surprised at the joy and energy you get when you become part of them. It’s also an ideal way to get your family working together. Let everyone help set up for the day and use their unique skills along the way.
Can you see fun approaches have excellent outcomes when you do it right?
Activities for Kids
Sometimes kids don’t want to join a church because it doesn’t entertain them. Although church is not a party it’s good to know there are some who understand the needs of kids today.
These churches want to encourage children to have a healthy, positive perception of church. Then they will want to participate even when they’re older.
Firstly we have age appropriate Sunday school which helps them understand stories of the Bible. But my church tries to get the children involved as much as possible. And don’t kids love to be the center of attention? They perform songs in church and help hand out song books or pamphlets.
I love that my friend’s church, the San Diego Christian church, is a kid-inclusive one.
Festive Celebrations Activities
And don’t we all value special holidays?
At our church, during Easter and Christmas, the children put on a play that signifies the importance of these two festivities. The Christmas markets are also a huge hit in our church. All crafts are home-made and the money collected goes to the less fortunate.
When these celebrations are done right we can all experience them in a fun way that reminds us why they exist.
Why do we go to church? It should be to learn, find comfort and also reach out to others. These goals are all reached more effectively when we add some fun flavors to them.