Safety in the Shake-Up

Safety in the Shake-Up

From several years of serving with preschoolers, I know that consistency equals safety in the mind and heart of a preschooler. Based on that, I should not have been surprised by a recent explosive episode with one of my few who struggles with separation anxiety and...
Giving Your Best Presence

Giving Your Best Presence

On a busy Sunday morning—where sometimes the busyness begins even before we leave our homes—one of the most important principles of leading small can get lost. Be Present. Not just “there,” but present. Here are a few tips I’ve learned to help keep...
Shaking It Up

Shaking It Up

Partnering with parents is a vital part of leading small, but a challenging one with preschool! Our world is so different than elementary or student ministries, so it may take a bit more creativity – or in some cases – shaking up your routine! Not long ago I was...
Summer Bonus

Summer Bonus

The key to leading small is showing up—both consistently and randomly in the lives of your few. And summertime provides all kinds of unique opportunities to do just that. Many churches have planned summer fun—VBS, Kid’s Camps or special activities for kids during the...
I See a Generation

I See a Generation

Think with the end in mind. Such a valuable part of leading small with our few, but it can be elusive sometimes when you are living in preschool world! There are Sundays where it’s hard to see beyond that gentle, quiet Harper, who has many things that happened in her...

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