5 Ways to Use an iPad in Your Ministry

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IpadIf 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!

If you’re planning to buy an iPad, spring for 4G so you can
access the internet practically anywhere. It’s worth every
penny!

How do you use an iPad or other kind of tablet in your
children’s ministry?

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About Author

Christine Yount Jones

Christine has more than 26 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 Group’s Children’s Ministry Champion. She’s responsible for development and innovation of new resources.

6 Comments

  1. 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. 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. 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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