Okay so I'm curious. How many of you out there have a time where you get all the kids from the workshops together and have a group session?
What do you do during that time?
How long does it last?
How is it an important part (or optional part) to Rotation Model?
Some Rotation churches have schedules that allow them to do 20 minutes of "gathering time" (songs, story, worship elements) prior to going to Workshops. Some churches don't have that much time in their schedule.
The down side of trying to do BOTH Gathering and workshops happens when you don't have enough time. Workshop lessons in the Rotation Model need a minimum of 40 minutes to develop.
Other Rotation churches fill the "gathering time" need by picking special Sundays to convene such a group. Some Rotation churches schedule a special "all group" workshop at the end of certain rotations for review and worship.
Edited by Wormy for brevity and clarity.