One of my new favorite things is when my kid gets tagged at Sunday School. When I drop my daughter off, a man in a bright green shirt clips on a laminated number to her back. He then hands me a card that has that same number on it. She then runs off into the fray of kids like a whale jumping back into the ocean after being tagged on a research boat.
Then, for the rest of the service I get to play, “Bad kid lottery.” Never played? It’s simple. You watch the video screen at church and wait until they flash a room number and a kid number. When they do, you grab your number card and say, “Room #486, uh oh, I’ve got those numbers. Kid #987. Ohhh, not my kid.” And then you mentally go back to the sermon.
When the sermon is over you go get your kid like getting your car back at a valet stand. “Here’s my ticket” you say, “I had a curly headed model, pink dress, white sweater.” Volunteer looks at the ticket, “Oh yeah, let me go bring her back around.” He finds the number on the back of your kid and wheels her forward.
I like this system. Honestly North Point does it really well. With 10,000 people at church, it would be hard to let you know your kid had stuck a Dandelion Yellow crayon so far up their nose they may have touched brain. I hope you have a tagging system too.