Here's a tip for your ministry success!
twice the bang for your buck! Consider the next
large event or project you are working on for the
children. It may be a musical or kid's crusade. There
may be something that you need for the event that will
also be able to be used later in children's church. For
example, once we needed to build a stage set consisting
of four walls for the backdrop of a musical. We had
also been wanting to build a new backdrop for the
children's church. We ended up finding some brick
paneling that we were able to paint on one side for the
musical and then use the brick side for children's church.
This is a great way to stretch your budget dollars! There
was another time we needed a certain puppet character
for an event. We created the character and then was able
to adapt the puppet to be used in children's church as a
different character. Some children's pastors have also
needed new sound equipment, such as a wireless mic. They
were able to use it for a major outreach and have it included
in that budget and then use it weekly for children's church.