- The way your room looks sets the tone and atmosphere for your
group members. Your decorations convey expectations about your
ministry. And a well-decorated room can ease kids’ tensions and
- Your room decorations set the tone and atmosphere for you and
your adult volunteers. For the same reasons you decorate your home
(to make it appealing, enjoyable, and comfortable), you should
spruce up your meeting room.
- A well-designed room shows you care for your junior highers.
The extra time you take to decorate can show your kids how much you
care about what matters to them. And, if you decorate together,
you’ll gain hours of prime ministry time with them.
- Your meeting room often represents kids’ first impression of
your ministry. It’s true, “you never get a second chance to make a
first impression.” So make sure your kids’ first impression of your
ministry is junior higher-friendly.
- Room decorating helps your kids “own” your ministry. Plain,
generic rooms can make kids feel plain and generic about the group.
But watch what happens if you encourage them to personalize their
room! When junior highers invest themselves in something, they feel
proud about it.
- A spiffy room says something about our commitment to
excellence. If we are ambassadors for Christ, then we should pursue
excellence in what we do. And that includes the environment we
create for our ministry.
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