Recently, I had a funny reminder about something which, as a preschool small group leader, I need to take very seriously. This summer my entire family was on a great vacation at the beach. One of my daughter-in-laws (who is expecting her first baby in November) asked my 3-year-old granddaughter for name suggestions for her future cousin. After pondering a few moments, my granddaughter said,
OPENING DAY EXCITEMENT
The room buzzed with energy as the fourth and fifth graders waited for large group to begin. It was our first Sunday as a new church plant—first time in our venue, first time in large group, first time our small group leaders had met their kids, but not, fortunately, the first time we’d worked together as leaders.
The host of our large
Dear Small Group Leader,
I used to know everything there was to know about parenting . . . until I become one. It’s an old line, and incredibly overused. But it’s still true.
There’s nothing like the responsibility of raising a child into adulthood to bring out every fear, anxiety and neurosis in your average, capable man or woman. And there’s something about parenting a