Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pass The Torch Tuesday

Our church's children's program has undergone a huge overhaul. In 4 years, the church has gone from Flicka being the only person under 12 in the congregation to a program with 4 age-divided rooms (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 10-12) and over 30 total kids.

With the recent restructuring, they begun taking offerings from the kids each Sunday. And, while we've been kicking around the idea of "commissions" for the Vikings (like an allowance), this change nudged us to commit and put it to paper. The kids have to be EARNING money to be GIVING money! LOL

So, both Vikings now have a "helper chart" that shows 2-3 things a day they can do around the house. For each thing, they receive a quarter. They can earn about $3 a week with $1 going to church. They have the option to refuse (but no money then! LOL) as well as the right to ask for more "chores" (although I'm trying not to use that word too much! LOL). But, a dollar still goes to church no matter what.

So, the last few days have been spent teaching each skill so that it's done well enough to earn their quarter. Guess what one of Pojke's new responsibilities is:

For more Pass The Torch moments captured this week, stop by Kelly's place today!

1 comment:

Kelly - PTT said...

This is SO good! Not only are your Vikings learning responsibility, but they can feel so proud about their OWN offering at church. It's great stuff. Keep up the super job passing the torch!!