I don’t drink coffee but I like to go to Starbucks. Something about the soft chairs, unique shopping, and cozy environment just makes me want to spend time there. It has been said that Starbucks doesn’t just sell coffee, they sell an experience.
At CentriKid Camps we believe that part of our promise to provide Kid-Friendly Programming means that we give time and attention to enhance the “look” of all that we provide in the CentriKid experience. Technology is the language of kids today, so design is important to us from the camper’s Bible study books to stage sets & lighting. Ultimately, we believe that all these things help to reach kids where they are and make the message of Christ clear to them.
I recently attended a conference led by Daniel Pink author of the book “A Whole New Mind”. Daniel stressed the importance of “right brain” thinking and how significant it is to consider design principles and the visual aspect of our work. Kids and their parents care more about the look of our work and buildings than we sometimes realize. It doesn’t have to just be “going to a classroom” but church can be an engaging experience.
What do you do to provide an experience for kids in your ministry?