Creating a dynamic large group time is important to the overall kids church experience and it starts with the large group leader.

[Related: How to Use the Large Group Leader Script]

Video Highlights:

  • Large group should be fun. You can sing songs and watch story video as a group. It’s a nice change of pace from just having kids in a classroom sitting and working. Large group offers a different pace and energy that helps break up time that might become monotonous.
  • The role of the large group leader is to help create a fun environment. You interact with the kids and help to highlight the key elements of the lesson.
  • Leaders need to come prepared. You need to read through your script in advance and have a grasp on where the lesson is going. See the video below on how to use the large group script.
  • Worship doesn’t have to be a part of the large group time but it is a great addition to the large group experience. You don’t have to have a great voice or even know how to dance. All you need to do is demonstrate an excitement to sing songs to God.
  • If your church decides to add worship, you have to buy those songs on your own. (See Worshiphouse Kids.)

Large group can be a great addition to your kids church ministry. As the leader of this time, come prepared and with a heart that’s excited to teach kids about Jesus!

[Related: Foundations for Leaders]

[Related: KC Principle #2: Lead with Energy]

Discussion Questions:

  1. Watch the video together or invite someone to summarize the topic.
  2. What is your initial reaction to this video? Do you disagree with any of it? What jumped out at you?
  3. What excites you about being a large group leader? What makes you nervous?
  4. What is likely to happen if you don’t come prepared to lead?
  5. What are some things a large group leader can do to create energy and excitement for kids?
  6. How do you feel about leading a time of worship?
  7. Watch the video on how to use the large group script and discuss any questions with your KC director.
  8. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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