So many of our 252 churches have such creative ideas for adapting 252 Basics for their church environment.  Let these ideas inspire your ministry to even greater success!

  • One leader revitalized their Family Experience (FX) by raising the bar for volunteers, having them actually learn their lines BEFORE the performance. But he didn’t just leave them hanging. He now projects their lines on the back wall, behind the heads of attendees, just in case an actor gets stuck. With actors not reading scripts while on stage, kids are completely engaged and can’t wait to get to FX and hate to leave!!
  • A leader in North Carolina convinced older members at their church to re-engage in children’s ministry by having each child “adopt a grandparent.” The children invited the older members to attend FX with their own families. Now feeling “invited in.” many have offered their volunteer services on Sunday morning, as well as help with curriculum prep during the week and prop/set building!
  • A leader in Georgia re-engaged her fourth and fifth graders by creating a separate large group time for them. She only had a few extra volunteers and no extra space. Her fourth and fifth graders now come to large group first. She uses a live host, but plugs in Feature Presentation to tell the Bible lesson, and teenagers lead worship. Kindergarten through third graders come in for large group the last 20 minutes of the hour, and everything is done live for their large group time. With the new older spin on their large group time, they went from 18 to 51 fourth and fifth graders engaged in their children’s ministry in a matter of just a few months!