If you feel like Joy
Feemster (posting on facebook), when it comes to technology "I feel
like we're banging two rocks together sometimes," it's time to
catch up with the times. How do you do that?
First of all, spring for an iPad. There are so many great things
you can do with an iPad in your children's ministry. Take a look at
these things that children's ministers posted on our Children's
Ministry Magazine facebook page when asked: "Do you use a tablet in
your ministry--and how do you use it?"
- Lesson Delivery--Many kidmins teach straight
from their iPad. And why not, with great downloadable curriculum
options like Group's Children's Ministry Live.
- Multimedia--Run your worship and video time
straight from your iPad. It's easy with sites like Group's music store and iTunes for music.
Plus you can download videos at Group's video store or watch them on
YouTube (the fastest growing search engine).
- Games!--With apps galore, you can let kids
play games on your iPad to capture their attention. We'd love to
know the best apps and games you've used. Post them here as a
- Administration--Many kidmins have families
sign in at the registration area, using iPads.
- Interaction--I use my iPhone to take photos of
our 2-year-olds on Sundays and then show them their photos (then
delete immediately after!). I suppose I could use my iPad for the
same reason, too. I also show them photos of my family and our new
puppy. They love that!
If you're planning to buy an iPad, spring for 4G so you can
access the internet practically anywhere. It's worth every
How do you use an iPad or other kind of tablet in your