If you think your child’s Christian education is complete on Sunday morning, better think twice! While your church averages about 40 hours per year with your child, as parents, you have over 3,000 hours. Ginghamsburg Church Children’s and Family Ministry Director Erica Sharp explained, “We understand our limited time with kids. That’s why it’s so important to empower parents to be the spiritual leaders in the home. One of the ways we equip our Ginghamsburg parents and prepare our kids is through an action-packed, entertaining show called Ginghamsburg FX. We premiered Ginghamsburg FX: Family Worship Experience on Wednesday, February 27 with more than 600 in attendance.”
Ginhamsburg FX is offered every quarter, with the next performance on Wednesday, May 8 at 6:30pm at the Ginghamburg Church Tipp City Campus~6759 S Country Rd 25A, Tipp City. The entire community is welcome to attend the free show geared toward families with children age 3 to grade 5.
“It’s kind of like Nickelodeon, but with a new Christian life application taught at each show through music, skits and games,” explained Children’s Ministry Coordinator Emilee Hermon, “At our last FX, families learned that peace is proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Our May life application is all about patience.”
Hermon directs the all-volunteer cast of actors, singers, comedians and dancers and is always amazed how the show comes together. She shared, “It’s a first-class production with lighting, media, numerous rehearsals and technical practices. I love how the kids and parents are clueless to the work involved and simply enjoy a seamless entertaining event.”
Sharp hopes area families and even those from other churches will attend Ginghamsburg FX. She explained, “We want to empower churches to train up Christian children. What worked in the Sunday school classrooms when Baby Boomers were parents, no longer works today. A large percentage of those who attended church in the 60’s and 70’s did not return to active membership in our churches; and those that did, did not bring their children with them. In some very real ways, we are ‘paying for the sins of our fathers’ (and mothers). The ministry they led did not lead to large numbers returning to the church in adulthood. And those who do come back are finding the church largely unchanged from their childhood. As a generation, parents don’t think Sunday morning Sunday school is exclusively important to their child’s spiritual upbringing. Waking up tired on Sunday morning with the prospect of attending a mediocre experience only helps make their decision to stay home that much easier. That’s where Ginghamsburg FX comes in.”
Ginghamsburg FX is FREE and open to the public on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30-8pm at 6759 S County Rd 25A, Tipp City, Ohio 45371. A light meal is offered before the show from 5:15-6pm for a nominal fee with doors open at 6pm and free childcare is available for age 2 and under. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.