Kristen Swanson
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  • Milwaukee, WI
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Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church

Started this discussion. Last reply by SheikMozart Mar 19, 2013. 11 Replies

At the church I work at we have k-6th grade in our children's service.  Because that is such a large age gap we are wanting to split the age groups up, K-3 and 4-6.  We are just unsure how to go…Continue

 

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Kristen Swanson replied to GJ Farmer's discussion You might be a KidMin Leader if...
"You have a sixth sense to always catch children being mischievous even after they have left kid's church and are no longer under your jurisdiction!  "
May 20, 2014
Kristen Swanson replied to Carla Wiederhold's discussion Nursery Pager Systems
"I use the seeker pager system and it's been quite the headache.  I just came to my church about 4 months ago and these lovely pagers have given me trouble ever since.  I would love to move to using cell phones, but the parents in my…"
May 20, 2014
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Calling all kidmin! I Love Kids Church is a resource for information, ideas and products for communicating with larger groups of kids in a ministry setting. Check out our website for more info!See More
Aug 23, 2013
Kristen Swanson replied to Zachary Dickey's discussion Student Leadership
"Anne, I would also love to see what you guys use!  We are trying to launch something similar to this at my church too!   My email is kristenswanson314@gmail.com  Thank you so much for your willingness to share!"
Aug 21, 2013
SheikMozart replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"Hey Kristen, We split our kids church on Sunday mornings. We have a service for K-2nd grade and then 3rd-5th grade. We use the same themes for the week, but we have completely different service schedules. It's nice for us to be able to target…"
Mar 19, 2013
Joan Schell replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"We have the same age range of kids - they all start in worship and are dismissed to classes after a Children's Time with the pastor in the service.  The 3 year olds - 3rd grade gather for large group time together but we dismiss the 3…"
Mar 18, 2013
Scott Hamilton replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"We split ours after the initial opening. (Pledge to flags, bible, apostle's creed, lord's prayer, offering, and 2 worship songs) We don't split by age or grade but by "reader" and "non-reader"  Our…"
Mar 18, 2013
Kristen Swanson replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"What we currently do is be together for games, singing, the bible story, then have small groups k-1, 2-3, 4-6 and it seems to be helping but we feel like we are losing the younger kids during the bible story/message time or that the older kids are…"
Mar 18, 2013
Katy Lee replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"How long is your together time for singing and how long for message before splitting up?"
Mar 17, 2013
Emily Snider replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"We have K-5 in our children's church. They are all together for worship and the message, but then split into small groups for discussion. We split them K-1, 2-3, 4-5."
Mar 17, 2013
Collin Senka replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"It may depend on your environment.  Do you have multiple spaces to do a large group time or children's service?  Multiple services?  We have done it several ways since I've been here.  I can list some.  Right now…"
Mar 14, 2013
Joni Lum replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"I do the same as Dylan. I have, in the past, split after singing for separate messages...and I liked it, too. Due to space constraints, we had to combine and never separated. For me, it has to do with the physical space limitations and number of…"
Mar 13, 2013
Dylan Hesp replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"Hey Kristen, What we are doing and finding effective is that we have service time together for all ages (Ages 2 - Grade 6, as with Bruce our Grade 6's are involved with serving but will also attend on non rostered weeks) so all ages come…"
Mar 13, 2013
Jonathan Simons replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"I believe that kids are most comfortable with their peers, so I try and keep things as narrow as possible. Of course, you'll need to take into consideration the amount of kids, amount of volunteers, your curriculum, and your physical space. Our…"
Mar 13, 2013
Bruce Fuller replied to Kristen Swanson's discussion Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church
"When I had a kds church with 1st - 6th grade, I used the 6th graders as Junior helpers and train them to moniter the kids, perform skits, puppets, and lead a child to Christ. I now serve in a church where we have two services and I have a different…"
Mar 13, 2013
Kristen Swanson posted a discussion

Splitting Age Groups in Kid's Church

At the church I work at we have k-6th grade in our children's service.  Because that is such a large age gap we are wanting to split the age groups up, K-3 and 4-6.  We are just unsure how to go about this.  Should we do an entirely different service for each group, or just split when we are going to do the message time. Any tips or ideas on how to go about doing this would be greatly appreciated.  See More
Mar 13, 2013

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Church Denomination:
Assemblies of God
Which age groups do you work with (check all that apply):
Nursery, Preschool, K-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-5th
Education:
Trinity Bible College BA in Biblical Studies and Church Leadership Children's Concentration Minor Psychology and Counseling
Other Things About Me:
I love the sun and the warm, so it's pretty ironic that I'm in North Dakota for college. I will be graduating May 6th, 2011 and entering the real world... I'm trusting that God knows where I'll be because I haven't a clue! I'm a driven and hard-working. I strive for excellence in my everyday life! I want to truly honor God and I believe that I can only truly bring Him honor by giving Him my all! I'm also fun-loving and easy going. I also love playing with play-doh, coloring and anything polka dotted!

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At 10:44am on March 14, 2012, Emily Anderson said…

Happy birthday Kristen!  

At 7:28am on May 3, 2011, Mary Rice Hopkins said…

Hi, Kristen!


"Mary Rice Hopkins & Puppets with A Heart" is a NEW Christian children's program which employs the use of live action, master puppetry, and song to create a weekly episodic program which equally entertains and teaches valuable life-choices to its young audience. 

You can tune in Saturdays on TBN or view online.  This show deals with tough issues kids are facing today and will change children's hearts for a lifetime.  Program schedule on Saturdays:  8:30 a.m. (PST), 9:30 a.m. (MT), 10:30 a.m. (CT), and 11:30 a.m. (EST).  

www.MaryRiceHopkins.com
 
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At 4:30am on November 12, 2010, Funny Man Dan said…
Hey Kristen.

Thanks for the friend add. How are you??? IT has been so long since we last chatted. It has been like...... well ever.

Keep changing the world one polka dot at a time.

Have Fun

FMD.
At 10:15pm on October 28, 2010, Joe McAlpine said…
Hey Kristen! I'm from Kenosha WI! Woohoo for WI kidmins!!!
 
 
 

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