Using Gospel Illusions as object lessons in children’s ministry is a great way to attract children’s attention. It uses the WOW factor without spending a lot of money. If you plan to use Gospel Illusions, these tips will help.
Buy books on how to do magic. It’s more complicated than buying a trick at a magic store. Learn about the arts of how to hold your hand, misdirection, patter, and other devices. Basically learn the science of magic.
Practice in front of a mirror. For a trick to look natural and wow the kids, you need to see how it works in front of the mirror. Check out things like your hand positions, if anything shows that shouldn’t, and if you’re able to do the trick while looking at the children instead of looking at the trick.
Let the children know that this is a trick. We don’t want to confuse children when we talk about magic being forbidden in the Bible and then let them believe we’re working magic.
Don’t let the children know what the trick is. The wow factor depends on kids not being able to figure out how you do the trick. That also means they shouldn’t be allow to examine you objects before the trick is started or after the trick is over.
Use your money wisely. There are some tricks that have been overused that only have one application. One item like that is the Bible coloring book. Don’t waste your money on these kinds of tricks. Do your homework and consider how you can use the objects you buy for other Gospel illusions in the future.
For the next couple of posts, I’ll give you idea for where to find resources for Gospel Illusions and on which ones to spend your money.