KidzMatter Mega-Con 2021 Notes

How to Use Media in Your Ministry Like a Pro

Can you do one in the Digital Ministry track (like how to use media and games when you teach) We are short in this area. You can also push KidzMatter PRO and the KidzMatter store. You can give everyone a coupon for a free game download at KidzMatter. Thoughts?

Why it matters? 

Did you know that 90 percent of the information processed by the brain is visual?

Retention: Researchers found that people are likely to remember only 10 percent of the information they heard three days after they heard it. However, if an image is paired with that information, people remember 65 percent of the information three days later.

Engagement with kids: If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth a million.

God’s Example:

God chose communication methods or MEDIA to speak with His people.

Face to face with Adam and Eve – Genesis 3:8

In dreams and visions for Joseph – Genesis 37:5

With a burning bush for Moses – Exodus 3:1-9

The sound of a voice and appearance of a dove at Jesus’ baptism – Matthew 3:13-17

Tongues of fire for the Apostles – Acts 2:3-4

*Different media for what the person needed at that time. 

Noah – object lesson – building the ark.

Moses – written document of authority.

Jesus – stories, parables, metaphors 

Jesus – also sermon on the mount with verbal instructions

See the difference:

  1. Worship Transitions – see the difference?

“Good job kids. Who wants to sing another song?”

Kids, You can have a seat. 

I love singing about how God’s love is never ending. He Fights ’til your found. 

God is the highest King and he welcomes you? He loves you. 

So now we are going to lift up another sweet sound of worship to our Father, the God who loves you so much. 

  1. Games – see the difference? Reverse Charades

**Piece of paper or whisper – pogo stick jumping

Video: Music, a picture, countdown. EASY, brush teeth. Hard, ride horse

  1. Teaching – see the difference? 

Choose today who you will serve and as for me and my house we will serve the lord. Jeremiah 24:15

The Right Choice Video with David Laflin

  1. City Station Preschool – see the difference?

*Interactive – what stands out.

Boost your brand – 

Signage to help people know where to go. 

New here gifts to help people know they are welcomed. 

Bright colors

Kidmin Logo

Feeling at home. 




How does it feel?

Social Media – 

Printed Media – 

Audio – 

Video – 

Promotional Videos – 



Your Curriculum


Book: From Social Media to Social Ministry: A Guide to Digital Discipleship by Nona Jones 

Podcast: Tim Elmore Growing Leaders Habitudes

Thus saith the Lord

God, what might we need to let go of?

Jesus, how can I lead in a new way? 

Holy Spirit, might you have a word for us today? 

How Your Church Can Intentionally Love Your Community

The Story of City Station.

Growth and need to build. 

Let’s not build something that gets used only a handful of the 168 hours in a week. 4100% increase.

Would Your Community Care if Your Church Disappeared?

If your church was at risk of disappearing, would your community rally and fight to keep it alive?

Model: Mobile within our own facility. Everything multi-purpose. 

Baby steps: 

Boy Scouts. 

Boys and Girls Club. 

Another church meeting at a different time. 

Office space 

Software to manage spaces.

Parties and events 

Building design

Cleaning up and leaving stuff out. 


Building and communicating to the city. We are building this FOR you. 

Ground Breaking – City officials 

Tours for all the decision makers. School principles, mayor, police chief, city counsel. 

Grand opening was on a Saturday, not church Sunday. 

Opened – 

Story: Basketball open gym. Over 90 people. Hole in the wall. 

1 year in video

Today – Update

400-600 events a month

In August City Station hosted: Birthday parties, Baby showers, Bridal Showers, Banquets, Blood drives, Business meetings, Board meetings, Boy Scouts, Basketball, Body Blast, Brunch, and a Back to School Experience

We hosted Event Rentals for people names: Betsy, Bruce, Butler, Bryant, Brooks, Ballentine, Beam, Briona, Brandi, 

2x Brian, Brenda, Brittney

What’s in your hand?

Nicaragua Church – Edgard example.

Space: Room rentals, open gym, 

Equipment: Musical instruments, inflatable, nerf guns, sporting equipment

Technology: computers, video editing,

Skills: helping to plan gatherings/parties, 

Events don’t all have to be yours. You can lend your space. 

Special needs prom might be more than you can manage but what if you approached the school and said you would love to host and decorate? 

Carrollton Dawn Breakers Rotary – 1,000 boxes of food given away! 

CCF – College Ministry

Blood Drives

Music on the lawn

Rooter float nights

Community Asks:

Santa Pictures 

Halloween at City Station

Divorce Care, Grief Share, 

Equipped to Counsel 

Faithful with the little things, ruler over much. 

Where there is no vision, the people perish. 

To equip the saints for acts of service. (Impossible to do with just your staff)

More Resources:

Know What You’re FOR: A Growth Strategy for Work, An Even Better Strategy for Life by Jeff Henderson 

Other Video

How can you unsilow your church from the community? 

Who do you need to build relationships with? Reach out to clubs and schools.

Ask: What is in my hand? 

Invite: Would you like to be a part of ____? Prom football team and cheerleaders. 

Share: Offer your space.


I hope to see you next year. For more info check out:

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