This is the second blog post in a series about the ministry of the Church Nursery as one of the first touch points and spaces your church serves for your youngest members and guests. Did you miss our first one? Check it out here!… Read the rest
As we swing into the end of summer and the unending advertisements for back to school, you likely heard a few in July – already talking about Christmas!
When you heard “Christmas in July,” what thought came to mind?
“Wow! I need to nab that great deal now!”
“Help!… Read the rest
This is the first blog post in a series about the ministry of the church nursery as one of the first touch points and spaces your church serves for your youngest members and guests. Our next blog post in this series will be published on August 13.… Read the rest
Teaching preschoolers faith concepts and Bible stories offers a different challenge than your older kids in Sunday school. After all, their attention span doesn’t last long – and that’s not surprising! In this blog post, learn three things you didn’t know about preschool Sunday school lessons.… Read the rest
You can always tell that August will be here before you know it when the big box stores start to stack the front aisles with back-to-school goodies, and you can only wonder what in the world happened to the past two months of summer!… Read the rest
From birth through age five, kids learn and grow quite a bit! Teaching them about values during this formative period sets them up for success in the coming years. Sunday school preschool offers a perfect opportunity to teach little ones about values and faith concepts.… Read the rest
In the christian education wing, we are thrifty. We can make crafts or play a game with a stack of donated egg cartons. It can be intimidating to try to convince your pastor, education board, or financial administrator to approve a budget for faith formation curriculum.… Read the rest
Leaving a baby with a stranger, even at a church, is an extreme act of trust. How do we communicate to parents that they’ve made a good decision? There are small things we can do that can make a huge impression: being on time, having a clean and tidy nursery, learning names, and greeting parents warmly.… Read the rest
When it comes to planning your monthly parent and toddler class, your Sunday school programming for the year, or a weekend confirmation retreat, it can be challenging to find the time to organize, prepare, and even train your volunteers. Launched earlier this week, our newest digital curricula platform, Sparkhouse Digital, eases the complexity that comes with your ministry – allowing you more time to focus on what matters.… Read the rest
My mailbox is bombarded with catalogs, postcards, and advertisements promoting the latest and greatest in preschool Sunday school curriculum and materials. All seek to catch my attention to make sure that the children at my church learn the Bible, grow in their faith, and have fun.… Read the rest