Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical

Head to Head: The Manger Build vs. Children’s Christmas Musical

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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