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    Making the Ministry Connection

    “Today I have preschool ministry duty.” “Duty” is a word that I occasionally hear from children’s ministry volunteers. While I am certain it is never meant to cause harm or degrade the ministry, it can sometimes reveal the individual’s perception of what we do. While I am incredibly grateful for those who serve, it’s always […]

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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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    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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    The Grave Robber

    Mark Batterson Catalyst PreLab, 10/01/14 When was the last time you prayed and asked God to keep us in orbit? We didn’t because we already trust God for the big miracles. Now, if we’d just trust him with the small miracles? We all want a miracle, we just don’t want to be in a situation […]

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    Say Yes to A God Who Is Bigger Than You Think

    Say Yes to A God Who Is Bigger Than You Think Reggie Joiner, Catalyst Pre-Lab, 10/01/14 In a hundred years from now all that matters is a person’s relationship with Jesus Christ. It’s all about this relationship and what it means to have one with Christ. I have a limited amount of time, to hand […]

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