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    Prayer Points: Praying for the Persecuted Church

    The following prayer outline was published in the February 2016 issue of the White Wing Messenger: “Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering” (Hebrews 13:3 NIV). Did you know that at least 100 million Christians are being […]

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    Prayer Points: The Praying Church

    The following prayer outline was published in the January 2016 issue of the White Wing Messenger: Jesus said, “My house will be called a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:13 NIV). Scripture tells us that the early church was “devoted to prayer” (Acts 1:14, 2:42, 6:4). It is the desire of the Father that every church […]

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    Kicking & Screaming: Separation Anxiety in Preschool Ministry

    Around four months ago, my wife and I assumed the role of volunteer pastors of our church’s preschool ministry. There is never a dull moment when, in any given week, you are ministering to around 60 children ages birth to pre-K. Every ministry session seems to bring something new and unpredictable when interacting with some of […]

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    It’s Just A Phase: Orange One Day (Pt 1)

    On September 11th, I attended my first Orange Tour One Day training. The event’s theme, “Its Just a Phase (So Don’t Miss It)” was a powerful reminder for parents, children’s ministers, and youth workers of the importance of recognizing the life stages of each student and meeting the unique needs that each stage presents. I walked […]

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    North Carolina Leadership Conference

    Below are resources that accompany presentations made at the Children’s Ministry Track at the 2015 North Carolina Leadership Conference held February 18-21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Session One: Why Children’s Ministry? Why does your church offer ministries to children? The answer to this question often varies with each congregation, but it also reveals what […]

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    Give Me 5: Safety Tips

    Give Me 5: Safety Tips for Your Children’s Ministry from Shaun McKinley on Vimeo. Recently I dropped my five-month-old baby off at a professional childcare facility that my wife and I have used often for over eight years. As I walked away, I realized that something seemed a little different that day and I had […]

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