Youth Ministry Podcast: What’s in our mailbag?

Mailbag time! Sharing behind-the-scenes insight into our listener questions for the Youth Ministry Podcast, and how you can get featured! | Sparkhouse Blog

Over the past few months, our youth ministry podcast has evolved from something fun for Bryan and Erik to do when they have a free minute (because, hey, that’s totally a thing when you focus on youth ministry, right?!) to a place where they can respond to your questions, talk about difficult topics, and also give you a chance to laugh a little (let’s face it, that’s necessary).… Read the rest

Can babies REALLY learn faith concepts?

Parent cradles baby's feet | Sparkhouse Blog

Nearly every person who cares for children in a church nursery has, at one time or another, felt it. The inevitable cringe when hearing their ministry called “babysitting.”

Many nursery workers have expressed frustration that the work they do is often seen as a service to parents rather than a genuine, faith-building role in the church.… Read the rest

Week of the Young Child: what you need to know to celebrate

Kids spelled out with blocks—learn through play! | Sparkhouse Blog

This week, we celebrate the Week of the Young Child—a nationally recognized week-long celebration! Throughout the week, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) provides opportunities for you to spend a little extra time exploring the effects of early learning and recognizing the impactful work of teachers, church leaders, and families in raising young children.… Read the rest