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.
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.