• MEssenger

    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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    Praying Scripture For Your Children

    One of the most powerful ways to pray for children is to use Scripture. Because the Bible is the living Word of God, you can pray His Word back to Him, interceding for your children and grandchildren about the very things that matter to God. PRAY FOR THINGS MENTIONED IN A VERSE: Luke 2:52 “Jesus […]

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  • Egg Hunt

    He’s Not Here! An Easter Egg Hunt Devotion

    I prepared this brief devotion to be shared a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. It is simple, requires little preparation, and can be presented in less than 10 minutes. He Is Not Here! Matthew 28:1-8, NLT Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt Devotion Introduction Item(s) Needed: Blown out Egg (For instructions, watch here.) Say: (Holding egg) In just a […]

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  • Screaming

    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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