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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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    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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    Workshop Resources: Developing A Structure for Preschool Ministry

    Presented at a regional children’s ministry training for Middle Tennessee, this workshop shares the foundations for effective ministry to preschool children (part one), as well as practical ministry ideas for the classroom (part two). Workshop Resources: Teaching Outline – Click here Student Handouts – Click here PDF of Presentation – Click here Bible Promises Bookmark – Click here […]

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    Connecting Preschoolers to Missions

    Kids on a Mission Connecting Preschoolers to Missions As preschool ministry volunteers and leaders, we have the awesome opportunity to influence kids, not only in the most formative years of their physical/mental development but also in the beginning stages of their journey of faith. When the resurrected Christ spoke the words found in Matthew 28: […]

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    Preschool 4-1-1: Preschool Ministry Schedules

    While I cannot say there’s some magical formula that insures a smooth ministry time with preschoolers, because let’s face it, preschoolers are unpredictable, here’s some helpful tips based on what’s working for us in our ministry.

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