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!