We often hear that the church calendar is too full at Christmas and “We simply can’t do The Manger Build because we already do a Christmas musical for the kids.” OK, I get it. And I’m not going to tell you not to do the musical but here’s an itemized (and admittedly biased) analysis of the two options.
The Manger Build® creates a great opportunity to reach the community. The Children’s Musical is really about and for kids in the church.
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OK, so there you have it. Clearly a biased evaluation of a head-to-head comparison of a traditional children’s Christmas musical program and creating a new tradition of hosting The Manger Build. Now, I absolutely see the value in both offerings. But here’s the deal, I often have churches asking questions about how to engage men and families; they sincerely want to see new families connect with their churches in a meaningful way. From my perspective, a Christmas Musical program for children will likely serve folks who are already plugged in, not folks who need an entry point.
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