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When to Change Your Children’s Ministry Curriculum

Curriculum / Leadership //

How do you know when you should change your children’s ministry curriculum? Changing curriculum can be good from time to time, especially if there is a better option available to meet your church’s needs.

Here are some questions you can use to evaluate when you should change your children’s ministry curriculum:

  • Is the curriculum still meeting your criteria and needs?
  • Are the lessons developmentally appropriate for your group?
  • How are your children growing in the spiritual disciplines through the use of this curriculum?
  • Does your curriculum contain solid theology?
  • Are the weekly activities helpful for your group?
  • Has the mission or vision of your children’s ministry changed in a way that affects your needs in regards to curriculum?
  • Is the curriculum fostering a desire for children to learn about God?
  • Are you spending too much time modifying the curriculum?
  • Can teachers use the curriculum easily?
  • Are the lessons difficult to adapt?
  • Do the activities take away from the learning or support it?
  • Are there more negative features than positive features in the curriculum?
  • Have I received bad feedback about it from teachers and volunteers?

My hope is that you’re already using an amazing curriculum! But, if you are now wondering if you should change to a new curriculum, then take a little time to research what’s out there and see if you might want to change things up and move forward with a new one.

Looking for new children’s ministry curriculum? Take a look at The Huge List of Children’s Ministry Curriculum Providers!

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About the Author

Steven Knight has 10+ years of experience leading in children’s ministry. He loves to train and equip children’s and family ministry leaders through his ministry as an author and speaker. His passion is reaching families for Christ. Coffee is his friend. Keep current and equipped for children’s ministry at KidminTools.com.