How Is God At Work In Ontario?
ChristianWeek is very interested in finding out how God is working in Canada through this global crisis. This story was sent to us from Scripture Union Canada. If you have a story to share please email us!
We've started a global school!
When the coronavirus pandemic struck, the lockdown resulted in the cancellation of Scripture Union’s sports camps, clubs, KidsGames, internships, bubble soccer, and training events. It was bittersweet. We deeply mourned the loss of in-person ministry, yet also realized this was a tremendous opportunity to pivot to online ministry.
Doing online ministry is different from in-person ministry. New skills have to be learned, new technology harnessed, mindsets changed, and administration reorganized. Scripture Union took these challenges in their stride and enthusiastically embarked on creating the School of KidsMIn in the spring and summer of 2020.
Prior to COVID-19 we never envisioned developing a children’s ministry global training hub. Yet it was something God wanted done. The lockdown reminds us that “We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps” Proverbs 16:9 (NLT).
The School of KidsMin was launched in September. Within hours of going live, the workshops were equipping and encouraging parents, teachers, children’s ministers and others in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the Americas. Wow! The power and reach of online training! Little is much when God is in it!
This is the first school of it’s kind started by a Scripture Union movement. Every video is pithy, interactive, content-rich, visually engaging, practically oriented, and biblically sound. Workshops are open source i.e. freely available and may be redistributed. The addition of downloadable worksheets, as well as links to a range of useful resources, also enhance the presentations.
For more information, visit the About page on the School of KidsMin website: www.schoolofkidsmin.com
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