5 Ways to Use an iPad in Your Ministry

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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?

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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?”

  1. Lesson Delivery–Many kidmins teach straight from their iPad. And why not, with great downloadable curriculum options like Group’s Children’s Ministry Live.
  2. 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).
  3. 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 comment.
  4. Administration–Many kidmins have families sign in at the registration area, using iPads.
  5. 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!
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How do you use an iPad or other kind of tablet in your children’s ministry?

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Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 27 years of children’s ministry experience. She is the Executive Editor of Children’s Ministry Magazine, has authored many books and articles on children’s ministry, and serves as co-director of the KidMin Conference. She’s led teams in the development of leading innovative resources, including Group's Instant Christmas Play, Buzz Instant Sunday School curriculum, Grapple Preteen Curriculum, and the new Dig-In Sunday School curriculum. Follow Christine on Twitter @ChristineYJones

6 Comments

  1. Children's Ministry Magazine
    Anthony Kroeker on

    I use mine to track attendance when I go from class to class, I can also use it for kids sermons. I have my PowerPoint on it and use it to control a TV behind me. We can also put our lesson plans on a shared folder so all the teachers can pull them up in thir classrooms.

  2. Children's Ministry Magazine

    I use mine to track attendance when I go from class to class, I can also use it for kids sermons. I have my PowerPoint on it and use it to control a TV behind me. We can also put our lesson plans on a shared folder so all the teachers can pull them up in thir classrooms.

  3. Children's Ministry Magazine

    The Beginners Bible has released a free app that has Bible stories along with interactive things you can do! The couple kids who have used it on mine have loved it!

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