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...
The Baby Room

The Baby Room

The mom had gone to this church for years and somewhat knew the people in the room, but now it was different. Now she had a baby. Now she had this precious, fragile, beautiful little girl and she was anxious about leaving her with ‘strangers’. She was incredibly...
Making Connections

Making Connections

As small group leaders we want to have great relationships with the parents of all our little ones. Yet often, Sunday after Sunday, we just can’t seem to make a connection. Parents often hurry in, eager to drop off their kids quickly so they can make it to service on...
Memorize, Store, Retrieve

Memorize, Store, Retrieve

Can we really expect a 4-year-old to recite the memory verse two hours after he heard it in your small group on Sunday morning? Can we expect a 2-year-old to properly pronounce all of those words so that Mom and Dad understand what she is saying? Yes and, well, yes—at...

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