When NewSpring’s 252 Theater (the main KidzWorld space) opened up, I thought I’d seen the most engaging kids space in the country. By the way, I wasn’t alone. One of the leading Children’s ministry magazines listed the 25 “must see” facilities in the country, and NewSpring was on the list. Much of the reason for what we have is the genius, imagination, and round-the-clock work of Dale Poore and his team.
Even if you’ve never seen any of our kid’s space, you’ve seen his work in the Worship Center for countless series, most recently Holidaze and Success Street. What’s really amazing is his ability to create jaw-dropping sets on a shoestring. I’m reminded that inexpensive materials in the hands of a true artist can result in masterpieces.
Well, get ready to be dazzled. The Adventure Avenue Theater (kids space for preschoolers) opens this weekend. It’s the first phase of the KidzWorld expansion we started raising funds for last Fall. Children’s Pastor, Dan Kubish has been giving me daily tours, and as soon as I think I’ve seen the best, the next day’s installation wows me even more.
This weekend, it’ll be up and running. And no matter how old you are, you can get a peek. Adventure Avenue Theater will be open after each morning service for a brief walk-through. Trust me, it’ll make you wish you were four again!