Hi, everyone, I'm posting this in the Youth Forum because my guess is that if churches are doing this, youth ministries are probably part of the equation!
Our church currently has been holding various ministry programs on different nights of the week: High School Youth Group on Sundays, GEMS/Cadets on Wednesdays, Middle School Youth Group on Saturdays. For adults, we have "Life Groups" with different groups meeting on different nights of the weeks, typically we will have groups each day Sunday to Thursday evenings.
We are considering a simplified ministry schedule where various programs meet on a single evening during the week, possibly including all the above youth programs as well as options for adults on the same night. What would be helpful is to hear from other churches who have a "church night" with multiple ministries meeting concurrently.
- Does your church do this? What ministries are included? What makes it run well that you would recommend?
- Do you have experience starting or transitioning to a "church night"? What challenges did you face? What advice can you give?
Thanks for any advice and suggestions you can offer!