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Sometimes we forget in teaching important lessons about prayer and faith to these little ones, that their capacity to teach us about prayer and faith is just as significant. They are not merely the prayer warriors of tomorrow but our prayer partners today. In this article, Nichole McAninch examines how kids have a faith that believes, that remembers, that connects, and that rejoices.
In order to learn in the unique way that God created them, children in the first three years of life have to feel safe in your care—which means we have to create spaces for them that enhance learning by helping them feel secure. Oftentimes we focus on the layout and design of the room to encourage learning. While these are important elements of learning, helping children feel safe is more about our response to them than room design. Following the principles of “consistency, predictability, and sensitivity” in our ministry help create environments that encourage children to learn.
The holidays are a special time for families to celebrate traditions, to share the reason for the season, and to create new memories. Christmastime can be simply magical, but have you ever wondered what Christmas means to a preschool child? Young preschoolers may not completely grasp the meaning of the symbols, the beliefs, and the activities that surround the holiday season. This article provides five easy steps to help ensure this Christmas is one to remember for the little ones.
Every weekend, children’s pastors around the world lead a simple prayer of salvation. We call it the sinners prayer, and I’m sure that you have prayed it too. It can be broken down into three simple phases: the confession of sin, belief in Jesus, and a commitment to Jesus-following. Admit, believe, confess, and done! You are now a Christian. But what does it mean for kids to become “Jesus followers”? Does it really begin with a simple decision? And where do we go from there?