For Christians, the Great Priority is to pass the stories along to our children about God’s fame, power, and the marvellous things He’s done. God should not be hidden from our children. We must teach them about Him so the next generation, and all the generations to come, will know and love Him (Psalm 78:1-8).
Short videos are best suited for online platforms. Folk who are active on social media are looking for content that’s quickly and succinctly delivered. The Two Minute Training videos hit the mark. They’re animated workshops teaching big concepts in small bites.
The School of KidsMin also features live-action workshops (8-18 minutes duration), Five in 5 (5 kids ministry essentials in 5 minutes from a live presenter), and Quick Minute Questions (animated pithy answers to kids biggest questions). Best practice studies indicate that these formats are all suitable for different audiences on YouTube. Two Minute Training and Five in 5 videos get the highest engagement on Facebook. Live-action videos do well on LinkedIn, and the Quick Minute Questions are more popular on Instagram.
The Two Minute Training workshops address a diverse range of topics. Parents and children’s ministry practitioners submit their questions and this informs the development of new videos. Topics include “How does a child’s faith develop?”, “What must a child believe to be saved?”, “How do we help children learn?”, “What was Jesus’ approach to disciple-making?”, “How do children grow spiritually?”, and many more.
With time at a premium and ease of access essential, video workshops are more important than ever before for equipping adults with the understanding and skills they need to connect children with Jesus and His Story. The School of KidsMin recognizes this reality. It’s also aware that video training facilitates a higher retention rate than in-person training, and has the advantage of being easily shareable.
People watch videos everywhere — at home, at work, during their commute, at church, and even in the washroom/bathroom/restroom! Where are you right now? Do you have 2 minutes to watch a Two Minute Training video? You can take a gander at https://schoolofkidsmin.com/twominutetraining/
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