On Saturday afternoons, Walt Disney would take his kids out to do enjoyable issues collectively.
They would typically go to native amusement parks. Walt would sit on a bench and watch his youngsters play and have enjoyable.
One day the thought hit him. What if he created an amusement park the place youngsters and oldsters can have enjoyable collectively?
From this thought a spot known as Disneyland was birthed. It could be a household park – a spot the place youngsters and their mother and father might have enjoyable collectively. 66 years later, Disneyland stays one of many high household locations on the planet. In a median 12 months over 157 million folks will stroll right into a Disney park. The overwhelming majority of the persons are youngsters and their mother and father.
Families are all the time looking out for locations and experiences that they’ll do collectively. Create such a spot or expertise and they’ll come.
Here are a couple of examples that you must think about:
A household worship expertise. This is a worship service that’s geared for teenagers and their mother and father to take pleasure in collectively. The content material is geared for youngsters and invitations their mother and father to come back alongside for the enjoyable. I hosted a Christmas household expertise one 12 months and we had over 4,000 youngsters and their mother and father attend. Families are on the lookout for methods to spend high quality time with their kiddos – particularly through the Christmas season.
Family milestone occasions are one other method to encourage households to spend time collectively. Information about these occasions is on the market at this hyperlink.
You may have serving experiences that households can take part in collectively. I bear in mind one Sunday, we let church out a half an hour sooner than regular. We had tents arrange the place households might go collectively and assemble meals for individuals who have been in want. Participation was excellent for this.
I typically hear folks say, “If I had Disney’s cash, I might pull off some nice household occasions too.”
But here’s what I need you to recollect. Walt began out with nothing. He was so broke, that at one level, he needed to reside off of pet food for a few weeks. But he did not hand over. He saved pursuing his dream of bringing youngsters and their mother and father to have enjoyable collectively. And look the place that imaginative and prescient has lead.
I wish to problem you to suppose outdoors the field.
What are you able to do to carry households collectively to have some enjoyable with a goal?
How are you able to assist mother and father enter their kid’s expertise at church?
What serving alternatives are you able to present for households?
Create household experiences for teenagers and oldsters.
Make it enjoyable.
Watch the wonderful issues that may occur.