Whether you call it Rally Day, Promotion Sunday, Kick off Sunday etc., Here are some ideas on how to get off to a good start.
Please post your "Kickoff" ideas, present and past.
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Posted by member ROBIN:
We have always done a "rally day."
The past two years we have TRIED to incorporate OTHER groups, such as, Women's Group, Worship Team, Men's Fellowship, etc., ...but honestly, they did a poor job of publicizing and supporting the concept, so we have gone back to a Sunday School-centered approach.
(Why did the 'other' groups do a poor job? Probably because they don't have the program start up date hanging over their heads like Sunday School does!)
In our first new & improved Open House, we didn't just let people wander in and out. We had a "rotation" schedule of three 15 minute workshops for all ages.
In Cooking, for example we had folks make their own trail mix (Jesus feeds our souls for the journey).
In our drama workshop, we did grab-bag skits about people who didn't want to get up for church.
In video we had a singalong Veggies video and popcorn.
At the beginning of each workshop, the teacher explained the concept of their workshop, introduced the stories we were going to teach that year and some of the ideas we had, and invited adults to respond positively when they were recruited.