Childproof Your Children’s Church

Kent Shaffer —  October 19, 2006

Last month, Reuters reported on a 3-year-old in London who was deft enough to buy a pink convertible on the Internet.

Jack Neal briefly became the proud owner of a pink convertible car after he managed to buy it for 9,000 pounds on the Internet despite being only three years old.

Jack’s mother told the BBC she had left her password for the eBay auction site in her computer and her son used the “buy it now” option to complete the purchase.

The moral of the story is children are capable of almost anything. Childproof your church for the “Jack Neal” in your children’s ministry. This does not mean take out all the fun. Childproofing your church means identifying all the potential safetey and financial (e.g., expensive equipment in precarious places) risks and implementing solutions to prevent problems. It keeps kids happy, safe, and having fun.

Special thanks to MarketingProfs:DailyFix for highlighting the story.

Kent Shaffer

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I live in an RV with my wife and 2 kids and work with OpenChurch.com to help Christians collaborate and build a global Church library of free, open content.