I have been absorbed in all of the materials, we have tryied almost everything - his model seems to be the best for us. I am a new asst director for Weds nights and would like to try it. wha is the best way to introduce the model to people who have seen ideas come and go. i am new blood many of them have been in leadership as teachers for years...in addition prayer for favour.. how did other introduce the idea
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We copied and distributed articles from the main page that described rotation and discussed it over several meetings -- it's a very different way of looking at things, so it takes some people longer to grasp than others.

The most important thing for people to realize is this isn't "tweaking" the current system, but radically changing our approach.

As much as we wanted to get started yesterday, the process of concensus building, and talking and talking and talking before voting was probably best in the long run.

Lisa
What I found to be most helpful when we first were exploring the model was to go to another church nearby and actually see it in action. I brought several volunteers along and let them talk with the teachers, shepherds and children. It was very effective. Once you get a few more folks "on board" and excited they can share their excitement and it grows from there.

You also can do an informal survey of parents, kids and teachers in your program. Find out what is working and what needs improvement: attendance? retention of information? enthusiasm? recruitment?
Then look at the articles about rotation and see what the model will offer in relation to the challenges your congregation is facing.
Rotation is NOT the solver-of-all-problems, but is truly an effective way to teach and help children and leaders grow in their faith. As in any model, the key is still people with a passion for God's word and for children and young people.
Also, if there is ANY possible way to attend the national conference in Chicago in March, it will be a big boost.
If you need more information about that, email me.
Blessings
Jan Snell

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Originally posted by Treadwell:
I have been absorbed in all of the materials, we have tryied almost everything - his model seems to be the best for us. I am a new asst director for Weds nights and would like to try it. wha is the best way to introduce the model to people who have seen ideas come and go. i am new blood many of them have been in leadership as teachers for years...in addition prayer for favour.. how did other introduce the idea


When I introduced worm,

1st - I created a powerpoint presentation that explained the program

2nd - I ran each and everyone of them through an actual rotation (which was our first months rotation for the year).

Combining the two - I feel - was beneficial because they not only got the chance to hear about the program - they also had the opportunity to have a hands on approach.

Good Luck

Nancy

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