Chris Classeen, Executive Pastor at Harvest Church and former children’s pastor at Watermark Wesleyan Church talked about how using Playlister to incorporate video content into the children’s curriculum makes the church-going experience even more engaging.
Chris Claassen has been involved in children's ministry for nearly twenty years. In the most recent episode of Playback, Chris had the chance to discuss how Playlister enhances the ministry experience for kids’ pastors.
Church should be fun!
Chris talked about how using Playlister to incorporate video content into the children’s curriculum makes the church-going experience even more engaging. It truly emphasizes the crossroad between sharing the world's oldest message with some of the newest technology. By utilizing Playlister technology in tandem with the curriculum, pastors can really jazz up the classroom experience to show the children how fun God really is.
“I think that God is amazing and fun, and so church shouldn't be boring, and ministry shouldn't be boring.”
It streamlines the process.
Part of the beauty of Playlister is the way it simplifies content collection and playback. Long gone are the days of trying to pull together subject messages for lectures and activities. With the video component of Playlister in particular, takes care of a lot of the front-end work so that pastors and volunteers can instead focus on giving the children their undivided attention.
“[Playlister] allows my leaders to focus on the relationship and community building versus having to learn a lot of content or teach a particular lesson because that’s taken care of for them.”
You are in control.
Time flies when you’re having fun with kids in the classroom, and oftentimes you only get about an hour to spend with them at a time. Chris noted that Playlister has helped immensely in controlling the time of video components to make sure he is able to fit in all of the material he wants to share for the day. More so, with Playlister he has the ability to ensure the message is delivered in a clear, concise manner. This optimizes his time with the children, allows leaders to spend time building relationships, and ensures that his message is applicable and effective.