Notes from #OC17: Helping Others See The Power in Your Preschool Ministry

We know everyone can’t be everywhere at Orange Conference (and some of you are at home), so here’s some of what you missed from Brittany Compton’s breakout, “Helping Others See The Power in Your Preschool Ministry.”

  • When people walk on your preschool hallway, what does it look, feel, and smell like? What do you hear? Get a second opinion! @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • We cannot say we are “babysitting” or doing “childcare,” but that what we are doing MATTERS. @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • Avoid saying “just.” Ex: I “just” need you for an hour. Instead: Come for an hour and invest in the next generation. @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • When getting volunteers, we are not getting “warm bodies” or “workers.” Instead, we are getting “leaders.” @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • Don’t guilt people into serving, but give them opportunities. You want people who really want to be there and believe in your kids. @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • The team that you have is going to reflect your ministry. @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • We want our volunteers to feel like owners, not renters. @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • What if there was a sticker that said “I invested in the life of a child today” for a volunteer to wear after serving? @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • Are your leaders invested? Are they playing with the kids or playing on their phone? @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • Build a prep team – there are people who want to get involved that can’t be in the classroom. @BCRobertson717 #OC17
  • Your Sunday best is not your outfit – it’s your attitude. @BCRobertson717 #OC17

Many thanks to McKenzie Causey, First Look Director of Projects, for Live Tweeting this breakout!

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