Being a mobile church is fun! It can also be challenging. But it creates some great moments of laughter!
Rowena and I were sitting with our Kid's Church Directors Matt & Kim Donald recently for a coaching session, and we were discussing some of the challenging distractions the kids face with the different activities all in the same space. As you know, our kids area is in a gym, and we separate the various kid's areas with dividers. Unfortunately those dividers don't go all the way to the floor, and noise on the other side of the dividers can be very intriguing... as you can see in this picture.
But wait, it gets so much better than just this picture! One of the little boys in the photo is Brendan Forbis. As fate would have it, a few weeks after this photo, he was promoted to the bigger kids class which just a few feet away on the other side of the divider. Everything he saw under the divider became his, and this past Sunday was his first Sunday in that new, noisy, exciting wonderland! And, of course, he had a blast. But guess what he did half way through the new class? Yep, you guessed it! He headed for the wall, got his little face under the divider, and caught a glimpse of what was going on back in his old room!
And here's just a quick note to self - Self, it doesn't matter which side of the wall your on, it always seems like what's on the other side is better. And if they are enjoying snack time... it is!
Thanks to Matt & Kim and their entire team for loving our kids and serving them well.