The Center Approach: Make It Real

The Center Approach: Make It Real

Part of  “The Center Approach” Series The Make It Real portion of the curriculum is designed to be a time for the Small Group Leader to connect with the same group of five to eight preschoolers each week. During this time, preschoolers and their Small Group Leader talk about what they learned during the Bible story, while reviewing the monthly memory verse and when sharing prayer requests. During Make It Real, preschoolers learn that there’s another adult in their life, other than mom and dad,... Read More
Fresh Perspective

Fresh Perspective

When I was on staff at a church, it used to blow me away thinking about everything that had to be done to get ready for Sunday morning. Things like supplies for Small Groups, snacks, baby wipes, sign-in and sign-out sheets, security measures, music, sanitized toys, lessons, volunteers . . . the list seemed to go on forever! Because I had a great team, things usually ran very smoothly. We did what we had to do every week and things got done. After awhile, I found that with so many things to... Read More
Incorporating Students in Preschool Ministry

Incorporating Students in Preschool Ministry

My two-year-old son comes home every Sunday talking about Aiden. He asks me at least three times a week when he wakes up if he is getting to go to see Aiden that day. The bottom line is, he loves Aiden! Aiden isn’t his little buddy, nor is he my son’s uncle or cousin. Aiden is a 16-year-old boy who has willingly decided to help serve in the two-year-old class at our church. He isn’t one of the main teachers, but he helps the other teachers facilitate the activities, hand out snacks, and most... Read More
Crocodile 101

Crocodile 101

My son and I had a conversation a few weeks back that went a little something like this. Him: “Did you know that, if it’s hot crocodiles are girls and if it’s cold crocodiles are boys?” Me: “I don’t think that’s how it works. If you’re a boy you’re a boy and if you’re a girl you’re a girl.” Him: “No, listen I’m trying to teach you something.” Me: “Don’t get smart. I’m not going to argue about it.” This went on for a few more exchanges until he got frustrated and walked away. I chuckled about... Read More
Easily Adaptable

Easily Adaptable

We are all different, unique and individual. Some of us are tall, others short; others of us are boringly average. Some of us are outgoing; others of us are quiet, and some of us fall somewhere in the middle. Still, some of us have large families, others have small families, and some of us have pets that we include as family. The point is, obviously, that we are all different. We are all wired to operate uniquely from one another. Just as that is true of you and me, it is also very true of our... Read More
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