Creating a Safer Environment for Nursery & Preschool Kids

When a mom or dad enters your nursery with their child for the first time or the 100th time, they need to feel the child is “safe.” When we care for kids in our nursery, I remind our nursery team that we are providing care for both the baby and the parents. If mom and dad feel their baby is safe, the baby will do much better in your environment. This article demonstrates some safe practices for the church nursery.

Understanding and Reaching Millennials

It’s our responsibility as the Church to reach the millennial generation. To do this, we must understand this generation. Dr. Leonard Sweet coined the phrase “EPIC Generation” when describing the millennials. I would like to use his acronym EPIC (though worded a little differently) to share four fundamental characteristics of millennials and four shifts the church should consider making to better reach them: Experiential | Participatory | Informational | Community.

The Power of Blessing

From crafts, games, and activities to storytelling techniques and response, each part of a Tru Fire lesson is intentionally designed to help our kids know who God is in their lives. The Tru Fire curriculum intent is that our kids will have real encounters with their Creator and that they will experience His love and presence in our kids’ services. “Explore” sets the anticipation of what is to come in learning about God.

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