Graduation is one of the highlights on our church calendar. Typically, we recognize all our church’s graduates on the first Sunday in May. But if you haven’t done it yet, you’re not too late! Here are some ideas you may be able to incorporate.
1. Have a small, Christ-centered gift for each graduate. Check here for great graduate ideas.
2. Consider recognizing graduates from all levels, if possible. Our church is currently small enough that we can recognize those graduating from kindergarten, grade school, high school, and college.
3. Call your grads to the front to receive their gift and the recognition they have earned.
4. Don’t overlook the parents, grandparents, other family members, teachers, and mentors who have played a role in each graduate’s achievement.
5. Remember those home school students, too! Consider hosting a full graduation ceremony for them. Most do not get to participate in a formal graduation event. So if it’s possible, go all out. Let them march in. Use caps and gowns. Share scholastic accomplishments and thank God for them. Invite a guest speaker. Make the day special, even if you’re honoring only one or two students.
6. Include a prayer of dedication for the graduates in the congregation’s prayers.